Appellation : Napa Valley
Varieltal : 100% Merlot
Aging : 19 months in small oak barrels; mixture of new and seasoned
Alcohol : 14.2 %
Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot is a perennial favorite at the winery; in fact, it was known to be Flora Komes’ “go to” wine as she loved its bright fruit flavors and smooth, supple texture. The 2015 vintage falls in line with this profile, its continuity drawing from Flora Springs sustainably-farmed estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville. Opening with vibrant aromas of Bing cherry, pomegranate seed and fresh raspberry, the striking nose of this 100% Merlot also offers hints of espresso bean, cocoa and fresh mint. The palate is bold and sumptuous, centered on the same red fruit flavors and surrounded by notes of cedar, orange pekoe tea and baking spice. This is a readily approachable wine, with soft, harmonious tannins, a touch of well-integrated toasty vanillin oak, and a finish that is warm and lush.