Flora Springs 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Item Number: 12309
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 84% Cabernet Sauvignon / 11% Merlot / 3% Malbec / 1% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 4,500
Vintage Notes: An early bud break followed by warm weather and spring rains brought a rapid start to the 2016 growing season, which was a near perfect year with beautiful weather from bloom to harvest. This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit sourced from St. Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville.
Winemaking Notes: The manually 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. All lots were aged in a combination of French (79%) and American (21%) oak barrels for 19 months prior to blending.
Tasting Notes: This is a rich and satisfying Cabernet Sauvignon 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.
Pairing Notes: This Cabernet would make a wonderful companion for rare-cooked meats, classic cheese fondue, rosemary-braised lamb shanks, or beef carpaccio with wild arugula.