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Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML 2010   
Sku: A554535

In 1977, Jerry and Flora Komes stumbled across a dilapidated wine estate in the heart of Napa Valley, California and saw its potential. Today the third generation of the family, the Komes’ and the Garveys, continues a legacy of winemaking excellence. Together they own 650 acres of prime Napa Valley vineyard land in some of the region’s most coveted subappellations, including Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Carneros. Each vintage, the best fruit (about 20%) is retained for Flora Springs, and the remainder is sold to neighboring Napa Valley wineries. The estate’s vineyards are organic and sustainably farmed. The red wines are produced using solar power generated from the 6,500 square feet of panels that the family installed at Komes Ranch in 2007. Inside the stone walls of the century-old winery are stainless steel and concrete fermentors specifically sized to match each vineyard block. Below the winery, is the family’s 1,000 foot cellar. Carved into the hillside, it naturally provides the ideal, energy efficient environment to age wines. Paul Steinauer, who began working as Assistant Winemaker in 1990, was promoted to Winemaker in 2008.

Tasting notes
Aromas of black currants, cloves, sweet spices and anise are nicely integrated with juicy, soft tannins. Hints of tobacco, cedar and vanilla accompany the long, rich finish. Sustainable

Technical notes
The grapes were harvested from estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville. Immediately following primary fermentation, the must from a few tanks was pressed off its skins to maintain the bright, fruit forward elements of the variety. The remainder was left on its skins for an extended period of time to lend depth and complexity. The wine aged for 22 months in French (57%) and American (43%) oak barrels.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
 
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