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Firestone Syrah 2013 Wine Review

Firestone Syrah 2013

Firestone Syrah 2013

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $32.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Firestone

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Deep, rich, complex and concentrated with velvet smooth layers of fleshy black plum. A lick of dark spice on the finish. Smoky and sexy. Pair with grilled meats.

Syrah food pairings: beef ribs, roast beef with all the trimmings, roast leg of lamb.

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This Firestone Syrah 2013 was reviewed on May 27, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Wineboy rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A nice Santa Barbara Syrah that is somewhat more reminiscent of a Rhone Syrah than California. This is due to more restraint to the level of fruit perhaps attributable to it already being aged 4 years. Classic Syrah berries with pepper spice notes behind.
The red wine blend for Firestone (2013) is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Verdot, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. While the Santa Ynez Valley's east-west alignment allows it to support a range of wine styles, the grapes for this 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon come from estate vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. Founded in 1972, Firestone was the first estate winery to explore the Santa Ynez Valley. The winery's proximity to the Pacific Ocean, a mere 26 miles to the west, ensures a relatively mild and arid climate throughout the year. The moderate weather and complex, rocky soils make this a perfect setting for Firestone's 340 acres of Bordeaux, Rhone and Burgundian varieties. - Community Wine Reviews

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