Flora Springs

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Country of Origin: USA
Location: St. Helena, Napa Valley
People: Komes & Garvey Families, Owners | Paul Steinauer, Winemaker | Pat Garvey, Vineyard Director
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Items

Flora Springs 2019 'Family Select' Chardonnay, Napa Valley Login In Stock
Flora Springs 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Login <1 Case
Flora Springs 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Login In Stock
Flora Springs 2018 'Soliloquy' White Wine, Napa Valley Login WS 91 WA 93+
Flora Springs 2017 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley Login WS 91 JS 93 JD 91 In Stock
Flora Springs 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Login WS 90 <1 Case
Flora Springs 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Login In Stock
Flora Springs 2017 Merlot, Napa Valley Login In Stock
Flora Springs 2018 Merlot, Napa Valley Login In Stock

In 1977, Flora and Jerry Komes purchased a home at the end of West Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena believing it to be “the perfect place to retire.” This home included an abandoned winery and vineyards. Their son John, with a passion for wine, proposed that the old winery building on the property be revived. Together, in 1978, Flora and Jerry with son John, daughter Julie and son-in-law Pat Garvey founded Flora Springs. The name came from two life-giving forces: the springs that flow unceasingly from the hills behind the winery and the beloved family matriarch, Flora Komes.

Flora Springs, located in the heart of Napa Valley, has been a family affair for over three decades. As the family has grown, so have their vineyards. Flora Springs now owns 650 acres of vineyards throughout the Napa Valley, in some of the region’s most-coveted sub-appellations, including Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Carneros. From the beginning, the vineyards have been farmed using sustainable practices. Not only do these practices make for good neighbors, healthy vineyard workers, and an ecologically sound place to live and work, they also make some pretty outstanding grapes. Several years ago, Flora Springs started farming organically wherever possible. Today, ninety percent of Flora Springs' red wines are sourced from its organically farmed estate vineyards, and all of these wines are crafted in their solar-powered 19th-century stone winery and caves.

Third-generation vintners and cousins Nat Komes and Sean Garvey, both of whom grew up at the winery washing barrels and sweeping floors, are now poised to take the helm guiding the winery into a new era of artisan winemaking in the spirit of tradition, innovation, and community values epitomized by their grandparents, Flora and Jerry.

Born in St. Helena, California winemaker Paul Steinauer studied Marketing and Finance at the University of Oregon. He worked five harvests at Joseph Phelps Winery between school years before realizing that wine was his true calling. In 1990, he jumped at the opportunity to join the Flora Springs team as Assistant Winemaker. In 2008, Paul was promoted to Winemaker at Flora Springs.

Paul’s wine education has come through experience in the cellar at Flora Springs, enology courses at UC Davis, and since 1993, through his tasting group that includes winemakers at several Napa Valley wineries. He counts the magnificent estate fruit from Flora Springs’ 650 acres of vineyards throughout the Napa Valley as a real boon to his task as a winemaker. “At Flora Springs, we’re able to have seamless communication between the farming side and the production side,” says Paul. He credits Vineyard Director Pat Garvey and President John Komes with keeping the quality of Flora Springs’ wines a top priority as evidenced in the vineyard farming practices and winery technology.

Wine Advocate 12/2016
"One of the more historic and long-term producers of Napa Valley wine (particularly their bevy of Cabernet Sauvignons), Flora Springs Winery and Vineyards sits on the west side of Highway 29 in Rutherford. Along with Joseph Phelps, they were one of the first to produce a proprietary Bordeaux blend from various grapes."


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Reviews

  • Flora Springs 2018 'Soliloquy' White Wine, Napa Valley
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (11/15/2019)

    Pretty and precise, offering orange blossom, white tea and grilled peach flavors, set on a smooth and juicy frame, with a vibrant pop of acidity and lemon verbena notes that linger effortlessly. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malvasia and Pinot Gris. Drink now. 620 cases made
  • Flora Springs 2018 'Soliloquy' White Wine, Napa Valley
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93+ (11/27/2019)

    It displays beautifully perfumed notes of orange blossoms, fresh ginger and marzipan over a core of white peaches, applesauce and baking bread plus a waft of wild thyme. Medium-bodied, elegant and with a satiny texture, it delivers a quiet intensity of stone fruit and apple layers, finishing long and fragrant.
  • Flora Springs 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (11/15/2020)

    Loganberry and plum fruit has a lightly mulled edge, while red licorice and red tea notes add range on the finish. Offers the structure for balance, which is easily covered by the fruit, leaving a polished feel in the end.
  • Flora Springs 2017 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (12/1/2020)

    Ripe and open in feel, with lots of anise-infused blackberry and plum fruit backed by sweet spice and roasted apple wood flavors. Shows a slightly toothy edge through the finish, but the fruit has its pluses. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2021 through 2029.
  • Flora Springs 2017 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
    James Suckling
    Rating: 93 (2/1/2020)

    A soft and fruity red with currants, chocolate and hints of toasted oak. Medium to full body. Round tannins and a flavorful finish. Nicely done for the vintage. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 17% petit verdot and 3% malbec. Drink or hold.
  • Flora Springs 2017 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 91 (2/1/2020)

    The 2017 Red Blend Trilogy checks in as a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec. It's a pretty, elegant wine from this estate and has lots of beautiful black and blue fruits, roasted herbs, chocolate, and gravelly earth-like aromas and flavors. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied blend that has terrific balance, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish.