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Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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91 points Wine Enthusiast. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Merlot; 3% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. Opaque and densely purple, this is a rich, beautifully extracted Cabernet Sauvignon offering an opulent nose of blackberries, crème de cassis and roasted espresso beans. The palate unfolds with a lush core of black fruit and black licorice accompanied by warm, spicy notes of clove, sandalwood and a hint of cedar. Supple tannins frame the full-bodied mouthfeel of this classic Napa Cab, which leaves a lasting impression of fruit and spice.

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Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards:
Wines of such remarkable character and quality as to be in a class by themselves.

External Reviews for Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/13/2017

Located at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the far Northwest corner of the Rutherford appellation, the Flora Springs estate is in the heart of the Napa Valley. Founded in 1978, Flora Springs has been a family affair for over three decades. As both artisan winemakers and growers, the family is committed to the traditions of fine winemaking and responsible stewardship of its 650 acres of vineyard land for future generations to savor and uphold. Today, ninety percent of Flora Springs' red wines are sourced from its organically-farmed estate vineyards, and all of these wines are crafted in their solar-powered 19th-century stone winery and caves. For this 2013 Napa Valley Cab grapes were sourced from some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations, including the mid-valley regions of Rutherford and Oakville. As in previous vintages, a portion of the hand-picked grapes were pressed off early to minimize skin contact and retain the bright fruit forward character. The balance was left on the skins for an extended period of time to extract soft tannins which round out the mid-palate and create a lovely long finish. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, aged 18 months in 75% French oak and 25% America oak. WIne Enthusiast Magazine scored this 91 points saying "This is a big, bold and grippy wine, reflective of the vintage in its classic structure and age-worthiness. Cedar, black cherry and chalky tannins give it character and seasoning. The smooth, silky texture should take on additional velvetiness in the glass. It finishes with finesse."



91 points Wine Enthusiast. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Merlot; 3% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. Opaque and densely purple, this is a rich, beautifully extracted Cabernet Sauvignon offering an opulent nose of blackberries, crème de cassis and roasted espresso beans. The palate unfolds with a lush core of black fruit and black licorice accompanied by warm, spicy notes of clove, sandalwood and a hint of cedar. Supple tannins frame the full-bodied mouthfeel of this classic Napa Cab, which leaves a lasting impression of fruit and spice.

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