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Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit herbal on the nose and slightly nutty with hint of peanut brittle and anise seed along with blueberry and black currant fruit. Broad and fairly voluptuous in the mouth, though with enough acid and soft tannins to lends this some definition on the palate. The flavors are deep and earthy with notes of macerated herbs and flower embedded in a core of slightly jammy black currant fruit. Slightly bitter tannins appear on the back end and cut the coffee toned, blue fruited finish a bit short. This smells great, and has an attractive mouthfeel so one hopes that the tannins will integrate over the coming year or two to complete the package, though the flavors on the palate are a bit murky. 88pts

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

Editorial Reviews for Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
3.50 5
01/06/2014

A bit herbal on the nose and slightly nutty with hint of peanut brittle and anise seed along with blueberry and black currant fruit. Broad and fairly voluptuous in the mouth, though with enough acid and soft tannins to lends this some definition on the palate. The flavors are deep and earthy with notes of macerated herbs and flower embedded in a core of slightly jammy black currant fruit. Slightly bitter tannins appear on the back end and cut the coffee toned, blue fruited finish a bit short. This smells great, and has an attractive mouthfeel so one hopes that the tannins will integrate over the coming year or two to complete the package, though the flavors on the palate are a bit murky. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
4.40 5
01/06/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/16/2014

Our Napa Valley Merlot is a perennial favorite for those who want to open and enjoy a soft, supple red wine right away, without waiting! Our 2011 is no exception-cherry cola, vanilla, and sandalwood greet you first, with dried herbs, ripe bing cherries, cranberries, and clove rounding out the palate. This juicy, robust wine has layers of flavors and is delicious to drink on its own, but can pair perfectly with a multitude of dishes. Enjoy tonight with any one of your meat dishes, or perhaps your favorite vegetable lasagna. - WineryAging: 6 months in primarily French with some American oak ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/16/2013

Our Napa Valley Merlot is a perennial favorite for those who want to open and enjoy a soft, supple red wine right away, without waiting! Our 2011 is no exception-cherry cola, vanilla, and sandalwood greet you first, with dried herbs, ripe bing cherries, cranberries, and clove rounding out the palate. This juicy, robust wine has layers of flavors and is delicious to drink on its own, but can pair perfectly with a multitude of dishes. Enjoy tonight with any one of your meat dishes, or perhaps your favorite vegetable lasagna. - WineryAging: 6 months in primarily French with some American oak



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