Winery - Firestone Vineyards
Location - Los Olivos, California
Wine - Firestone 2006 Santa Ynez Valley Merlot
Grape Varieties - Merlot
Appellation - Santa Ynez Valley
Alcohol - 13.5% v/v
Price -$18 USD
Nose/Aroma - Boysenberries, vanilla, and tea leaves.
Palate/Flavors - Black cherries, hazelnut coffee, and cedar oak. Medium-high acid, slightly bitter and astringent with good tannin structure. Long chocolately finish.
Food Pairing - Prime rib and mashed potatoes.
Comments - Nicely balanced, smooth tannins. I love the acid structure this wine has, and the flavor profile too.