Firestone Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay

8.539 ratings
8.67 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Matt Young

Not buttery at all, not oaky, even somewhat sweet.

Not buttery at all, not oaky, even somewhat sweet.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2013
Jonathan Cristaldi

Writer First We Feast, LA Magazine, SOMM Journal

8.1

Lovely Chardonnay from Firestone Vineyards. Lots of bright tropical notes, vanilla and oak integrated well---full bodied to the point of being creamy but with enough acidity to pair well with an array of foods. Great value wine.

Lovely Chardonnay from Firestone Vineyards. Lots of bright tropical notes, vanilla and oak integrated well---full bodied to the point of being creamy but with enough acidity to pair well with an array of foods. Great value wine.

Nov 11th, 2014
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

8.2

Lots of caramel in this wine.

Lots of caramel in this wine.

Dec 24th, 2013
Matt Young

Such a fantastic white wine, always a good starter

Such a fantastic white wine, always a good starter

Nov 29th, 2013
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

Moldy cork.

Moldy cork.

Aug 17th, 2016
Jason Adams

Do not put in mouth

Do not put in mouth

Jun 29th, 2018
"Odedi"

Light straw in color with a golden hue.

Fruity nose of pears, pineapples, vanilla, oak, melons, citrus, tropical fruits, yellow apples and light gooseberry.

Full bodied and bold, yet refreshing when chilled, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with vanilla, oak, grapefruits, citrus, apples, pears, cream, toast, almonds, melons and tropical fruits.

A Medium watery finish.

This is an above-average, yet simple, chardonnay from California. Big, with lots of alcohol, so beware...
Nicely balanced with ample secondary flavors of wood and vanilla. Nice and refreshing to drink by itself but needs to be very chilled.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

Light straw in color with a golden hue.

Fruity nose of pears, pineapples, vanilla, oak, melons, citrus, tropical fruits, yellow apples and light gooseberry.

Full bodied and bold, yet refreshing when chilled, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with vanilla, oak, grapefruits, citrus, apples, pears, cream, toast, almonds, melons and tropical fruits.

A Medium watery finish.

This is an above-average, yet simple, chardonnay from California. Big, with lots of alcohol, so beware...
Nicely balanced with ample secondary flavors of wood and vanilla. Nice and refreshing to drink by itself but needs to be very chilled.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

Feb 18th, 2017
Dani

Way more citrus taste than I expected, hint of oak, and a bite of acid at the end.

Way more citrus taste than I expected, hint of oak, and a bite of acid at the end.

Oct 5th, 2016
Buddy Wilson

Flavors of pineapple, papaya, citrus, pear and vanilla. This Chardonnay is full-bodied and well structured with just a hint of oak.

Flavors of pineapple, papaya, citrus, pear and vanilla. This Chardonnay is full-bodied and well structured with just a hint of oak.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Aisling van der Walt

Very full bodied, lovely

Very full bodied, lovely

Oct 8th, 2015