Flora Springs 2015 'Wild Boar' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Item Number: 16097
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 420
About the Name: Wild boars are a fixture in Napa Valley, especially in the more remote and rugged regions of the area. As vineyard owners, the Komes family has had their share of run-ins with the creature, which is how this Wild Boar Single Vineyard Cabernet got its name. "Boars love to munch on ripe wine grapes, and when we get close to harvest we try to keep them to the natural habitats that surround our vineyards. But if one or two have a meal on us, we’re okay with it. As farmers who depend on Mother Nature, sometimes we need to live and let live."
Tasting Notes: The Wild Boar is a rich and concentrated Cabernet with layers of blackberry jam, dark Santa Rosa plum, chocolate-covered cherry and fresh-scented wild fennel. Built on a framework of toasty oak that lends hints of vanilla and spice, this is a full-throttle wine with hefty tannins that promise a long life. Serve with savory herb-crusted leg of lamb, grilled venison steak, or a rustic cheese and onion tart.
Aging: 22 months, French (64%) and American (36%) oak barrels