Flora Springs 2016 Merlot, Napa Valley
Item Number: 12500
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 5,160
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. The 2016 vintage draws on estate fruit from Flora Springs' sustainably farmed vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville, properties they have owned and farmed for decades.
Winemaking Notes: Aged for 15 months in small French and American oak barrels, this wine is made to drink now with the structure to carry through 2023.
Tasting Notes: This 100% Merlot delivers showy black cherry and blueberry flavors with notes of dark chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker (did someone say s’mores?). Hints of lavender and leather add complexity along with a brown spice character from the French oak barrels. This is an unctuous, mouth-filling wine with ripe tannins and just the right amount of acidity to keep it fresh and focused.
Pairing Notes: Incredibly versatile, the Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot is an ideal match for roasted chicken with lemon and herbs, slow-cooked lamb stew or spinach risotto with Taleggio cheese.