Flora Springs Trilogy 2005

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Jersey Wine Merchants
Jersey City, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 129.99
1500ml
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Such a seductive mouthfeel with a layered lushness that envelopes the mouth with rich vanilla, cocoa, blackberry and black cherry and a slight lico... Read more

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09 Read more

Very big and very tasty. Rich, sweet pipe tobacco essence with delicate earthy-sweet accents complimenting ripe cherry and blackberry flavors. Nice... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Flora Springs Trilogy

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,878
4.00 5
02/02/2009

Such a seductive mouthfeel with a layered lushness that envelopes the mouth with rich vanilla, cocoa, blackberry and black cherry and a slight licorice tone. . This finishes with a long smoky note and hints of peppercorn, spice and cigar box and just a whisper of green herb. This is well put together and while surprisingly soft today has the balance and intensity to improve for a decade. 2010 - 2018 92pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: drquinn
43735429
4.00 5
03/17/2012

Very big and very tasty. Rich, sweet pipe tobacco essence with delicate earthy-sweet accents complimenting ripe cherry and blackberry flavors. Nicely balanced and appropriately complex with lingering enjoyment for the palate. 2005 was a very good year for this Meritage.


Snooth User: scottdseaman
94938176
4.50 5
11/22/2008

93 POINTS - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 28, 2007 “The vintage is exemplified beautifully by the 2005 Trilogy. This is a superb example of this proprietary red. Beautiful deep red, blue, and black gruits all intermingle with some crushed rock, lavender, and spice box in a very scented bouquet. In the mouth, it is layered, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, gorgeous purity, and length. This is a stunning wine that should drink nicely for 15 or more years.”


External Reviews for Flora Springs Trilogy

External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe vintage is exemplified beautifully by the 2005 Trilogy. This is a superb example of this proprietary red. Beautiful deep red, blue, and black fruits all intermingle with some crushed rock, lavender, and spice box in a very scented bouquet. In the mouth, it is layered, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, gorgeous purity, and length. This is a stunning wine that should drink nicely for 15 or more years.Wine Tasting NotesExhibits all the classic Trilogy attributes with a lovely cassis and cherry bouquet as well as huge black fruit flavors that envelope the palate. Each varietal is vital to the outcome - the Cabernet exhibits black cherry and dark cocoa character, while the Merlot carries these flavors to the back of the palate where the Cabernet Franc adds notes of coffee and toffee to the finish.


External Review
02/07/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Flora Springs Trilogy Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
09/19/2011

This blend of three classic Bordeaux varieties - and thus the name, of course - suggests the softness and grace of Margaux or St.-Julien. Cabernet sauvignon (41%) is matched well with merlot (38%), with cabernet franc (21%) adding its distinctive color and a bit of oomph. This is a blend uncommon for California, but it works. I'd give it two to five years for the components to knit as they should.


External Review
01/04/2012

A drop-dead gorgeous red blend that continues Flora Springsrsquo; fine streak of Bordeaux-style wines. Full-bodied and dry, itrsquo;s balanced and rich, with complex flavors of currants, minerals, cedar and spice. The tannins are strong, but ultra-refined. Drink this high-quality wine now and through 2015.


External Review
05/19/2011

No one was more critical of Flora Springs' proprietary red wine, Trilogy, than I during the eighties. Things have unquestionably changed, as this wine, usually a blend of approximately 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, has become a serious entry into the high quality proprietary red wine sweepstakes. It is aged in 50% new French oak, and since 1991 does not appear to have been processed. Consequently, it is far more lively, with a more natural texture, greater aromatics, and a creamier, more pleasing flavor profile. The 1991 Trilogy offers a cassis, smoky, blackcurrant-scented nose, elegant, soft, medium-bodied flavors, moderate tannin, and a complex, cedary, black fruit profile. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Trilogy used to be made from three Bordeaux varieties; hence the name. The '03 is all five, dominated by Cab Sauvignon. The wine is a little hard now, keeping itself aloof due to the tannins. Yet it has deep, blue and black fruit flavors and a Margaux-like elegance and harmony, and should develop quite well over the next 10 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Barrel samples of the 2003 Trilogy reveal good sweetness, a nice texture, plenty of opulence, and sweet tannin, all good signs for its future evolution. The 2003 will spend one year in old oak and a second year in new oak prior to bottling.


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43735 Snooth User: drquinn
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4.50 5
12/26/2011

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3.50 5
09/01/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Flora Springs has built its legacy on beautiful and complex wines that can be enjoyed either as young and vibrant or as cellared and graceful. The 2005 Trilogy may be our boldest statement yet. It exhibits all the classic Trilogy attributes with a lovely cassis and cherry bouquet as well as huge black fruit flavors that envelope the palate. Each varietal is vital to the outcome - the Cabernet exhibits black cherry and dark cocoa character, while the Merlot carries these flavors to the back of the palate where the Cabernet Franc adds notes of coffee and toffee to the finish. Unrelenting with power and grace, the 2005 Trilogy is the perfect wine to mark Flora Springs’ 30th anniversary year.

Flora Springs has built its legacy on beautiful and complex wines that can be enjoyed either as young and vibrant or as cellared and graceful. The 2005 Trilogy may be our boldest statement yet. It exhibits all the classic Trilogy attributes with a lovely cassis and cherry bouquet as well as huge black fruit flavors that envelope the palate. Each varietal is vital to the outcome - the Cabernet exhibits black cherry and dark cocoa character, while the Merlot carries these flavors to the back of the palate where the Cabernet Franc adds notes of coffee and toffee to the finish. Unrelenting with power and grace, the 2005 Trilogy is the perfect wine to mark Flora Springs’ 30th anniversary year.

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