Flora Springs 2016 'Trilogy' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
Item Number: 13116
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 86% Cabernet Sauvignon / 8% Petit Verdot / 6% Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 3,859
Aging: 20 months, 87% French oak, 13% American oak
2016 Vintage Notes: An early bud break followed by warm weather and spring rains brought a rapid start to an ideal 2016 growing season, one with beautiful weather from bloom, to berry set, to veraison and harvest in our Napa Valley estate vineyards. The winemaker and vineyard managers – Paul Steinauer and Pat and Sean Garvey – worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly, adjusting vine canopies, thinning fruit and keeping a close eye on soil moisture. The harvest began in mid-August and wrapped up by mid-October, just ahead of the valley’s first significant fall rainstorm.
Wine Notes: The genesis of Trilogy, one of Napa Valley’s first Bordeaux-style red blends, dates back to 1984 when the family decided to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from their estate vineyards in Napa Valley. Trilogy continues to be sourced exclusively from the Komes-Garvey estate vineyards from St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville.
Tasting Notes: In 2016, this iconic wine brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec grown in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville. A spectacular vintage yielded a deep, full-bodied red with dense flavors of black cherry and crème de cassis layered with dark chocolate, espresso bean, hints of licorice and wild chaparral. Warm and generous on the palate, the wine’s time in both French and American oak adds a spicy vanilla character to the mix, while the velvety tannins bring it to a long and satisfying finish. If you’re a steak lover, you can’t go wrong enjoying this Cabernet-dominated blend with a generously-peppered rib eye hot off the grill. It also works nicely with rosemary-sprinkled lamb chops or creamy polenta with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.
91pts (2017 Vintage) Jeb Dunnuck 1/31/2020
"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."
91pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Spectator 11/15/2020
"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."