Appellation : Napa Valley
Varieltal : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging : 22 months in new and seasoned oak barrels
Alcohol : 14.2 %
The grapes for Flora Springs 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were grown in their estate vineyards located in some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations, including Rutherford, Oakville and St. Helena. The hand-harvested grapes, picked at night, went through a four day ‘cold soak’ to extract rich fruit flavor prior to fermentation. At dryness, a portion of the wine was pressed of the grape skins immediately while the remaining tanks went through a period of extended maceration to create fullness and texture and to soften the tannins of the finished wine. Prior to blending, the wine aged in a mix of new and seasoned oak barrels for 22 months.
This fruit-forward Cabernet offers up lovely aromas of blackberry jam, dark plum and boysenberry with hints of toasted spice and dark chocolate. In the mouth, lush fruit is layered with notes of brown baking spices, vanilla, dark espresso bean along with traces of fresh sage and lavender. This is a warm, voluptuous Napa Valley Cabernet, packed with fruit but displaying a good balance of oak, tannin and acid.