6 Bottles Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ML
6 Bottles of Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ML
Notes from the Winemaker
This Cabernet invites you in with bold aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry and a lovely hint of toasty oak. The flavors echo the aromas, with added notes of vanilla, sassafras, espresso and a hint of cedar. Bright acidity brings a nice tension to the wine, with elegant tannins bringing it to a long, satisfying finish.
The 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit from Flora Springs’ sustain- ably-farmed estate vineyards in Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Napa Valley. The hand harvested grapes were cold-soaked for several days to extract flavor and color prior to fermenta- tion. Several lots underwent extended maceration to refine and soften the tannins, and all lots were aged in a combination of French (70%) and American (30%) oak barrels for 18 months prior to blending.
Grilled pork tenderloin with balsamic vinegar and olives would be a good fit for this Cabernet, as would braised lamb shanks or a hearty chickpea and spinach stew.
Reviews and Accolades93 Points/Tasting Panel
Flora Springs 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($50) A long list of mineral, fruit, and floral notes makes up the complex nose, with leather, slate, dark chocolate, and plum leading. Creamy waves of blueberry and plum morph into teethcoating coffee-bean tannins. Enjoyable and undoubtedly ageworthy.