Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Appellation||Santa Ynez Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThis is a very savory and quite compelling Cabernet, starting with aromas of black pepper, tar, dried olive and yet also a bright fresh boysenberry kick. The palate is framed by lavish, silky tannins that envelop flavors of cassis, black cherry and baking spice, with continued layers of Sichuan peppercorn and plum arising into the finish.
Wine SpectatorRich and broad-shouldered, with ample minerality to the dried cherry and spiced cherry flavors. Lithe midpalate, with a savory push that extends into the firmly tannic finish. Drink now through 2022.