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2021

Firestone Vineyard The Chairman Series Fumé Blanc

Introducing a brand new wine from Firestone — The Chairman Series Fumé Blanc! This wine is aged sur lie in French oak which accentuates the layers of viscosity in this very aromatic wine.

APPELLATION: Santa Ynez Valley

GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

COOPERAGE: Aged sur lie for 8 months in French oak, 20% new; stirred twice weekly

RELEASE: Fall 2022

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AROMAS & FLAVORS

The musqué clone makes this a highly aromatic wine, with creamy tropical citrus confectionery notes and hints of pineapple and grapefruit. The palate is rich with a crisp acidity, offering bright citrus flavors and finishing with creamy toasted oak characters.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Enjoy paired with fatty fish, cream sauces or Thanksgiving turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s also delicious with richer seafood and cream sauces, chicken picatta, or a burrata and prosciutto appetizer.

VINTAGE

2021 had a minimal amount of rain during the winter, continuing Santa Barbara County’s drought. Early bud break and mild spring weather continued into a cool summer. A short heat spike in early August lasted about a week before the mild weather pattern resumed, allowing us to pick each block at the optimum time. Our first pick was September 8th, the earliest in the last 5 years. Harvest was completed October 28th.

2021

Placeholder Wine , Bottle Location

92 Points – John Smith
Wine Club Price: $22
Retail: $30
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