Firestone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Santa Ynez Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Usa

$20.10 (292128)

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Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This seriously very good cabernet for less than $20 from California. It is an elegant cool climate cabernet sauvignon...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Would not call it weightless or ethereal, but elegance has its place in the admonition within the depth, warmth and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has long been a very good buy; and if the appellation was Napa instead of Santa Ynez you would be paying $40 or...

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Community Reviews (7)

Mike Grigor
Mike Grigor

Hot cedar, toasted vanilla, leather, tobacco on the nose. Dried blackberries, molasses, smoked vanilla, burnt oak. Bitter chocolate, cloves. Lingering finish. Firm, but not overpowering tannin.
Tasted Feb. 2016

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Ya, I mean this hits all notes - structured and flavourfull - well done! Cab fans like my father will love this wine, especially for the price. Bravo!

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Here's a high-value California Cab that really delivers. Benefitting from a moderate climate that keeps Californian excess in check, it offers immensely inviting fruit-forward aromas of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherry -- ripe, plump fruit nicely complemented by pine, cinnamon, and fresh wood, the oak present but not obtrusive. This complexity gives way to more of an oaky muddle through the mid-palate, and bitter, chalky tannins take hold after that through the finish, but there's sufficient acidity to prop things up with vibrancy. Really good now, but could use 1-2 more years.

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