Flora Springs (1.5 L) 2014 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley

Flora Springs (1.5 L) 2014 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley

Item Number: 11071

UPC: 0-011472527513

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 86% Cabernet Sauvignon / 8% Malbec / 6% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Aging: 22 months, 85% French oak, 15% American oak

2014 Vintage: The 2014 vintage marks the 30th vintage of Flora Springs’ flagship wine, Trilogy. Flora Springs Trilogy is sourced exclusively from their estate vineyards in Napa Valley. 2014 was celebrated by Napa Valley vintners as another vintage for the record books. Heavy winter rains nourished the vines as they emerged from dormancy, and a warm, relatively frost-free spring allowed bud break, flowering and fruit set to proceed without interruption. Continued warm, dry weather throughout the summer brought the grapes to perfect ripeness in a harvest that was relatively early and also bountiful.

Tasting Notes:
Dense, concentrated and stunningly rich, this gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon overflows with blackberry, sweet cassis and black cherry fruit, layered with warm cocoa, licorice and a touch of tanned leather. This is a succulent, fleshy wine, with warming notes of vanilla and oak, cola and cardamom. It has a firm yet fine tannic structure and a sturdy, full-bodied profile that will serve it well into the next decade.

About Trilogy: The genesis of Trilogy dates back to 1984 when the Komes family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from their estate vineyards in Napa Valley. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals--Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc--they created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years they've added other Bordeaux varietals to this Cabernet-based blend, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage.

Reviews

  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 91 (12/29/2017)

    The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Trilogy checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and 6% Petite Verdot that was brought up in a mix of French and American oak. With full-bodied richness, a ripe, rounded, concentrated style, and terrific notes of incense, potpourri, tobacco and spicy dark fruits, it’s already drinking nicely yet will last for a decade.