2016 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet
The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit from Flora Springs’ sustainably-farmed estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville. The hand-harvested grapes were cold-soaked for several days to extract flavor and color prior to fermentation. Several lots underwent extended maceration to refine and soften the tannins, and all lots were aged in a combination of French (79%) and American (21%) oak barrels for 19 months prior to blending.
This is a rich and satisfying Cabernet with warm flavors of blackberry compote, cassis, vanilla crème, and mocha. A hint of wild chaparral is noticeable after several sips along with notes of sweet oak and espresso. The warm tones and juicy tannins give an overall impression of softness, but the wine is backed with a refreshing acidity that promises aging well into the next decade.
NAME2016 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet
VARIETALCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
With estate vineyards located throughout Napa Valley and in some of its most famous sub-appellations – St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, and Carneros – the Komes family has incredible resources when it comes to crafting the wines in their portfolio. With so much to choose from, they are highly selective in the wines they see to bottle, always adhering to their guiding principle of putting quality above quantity.