Flora Springs Winery St Helena
Sizeable family-owned and run operation with a broad selection of wines. The Komes’ now own nearly 200 ha (500 acres) of Napa vineyards, providing a considerable resource for their range. Among the flagships are the Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Hillside Reserve and the proprietary red Trilogy, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Both are ageworthy and display a fine balance of ripe fruit and harmonious tannin. Both these and the Wild Boar Vineyard Cabernet require 5 years’ ageing. Three further single vineyard varietal Cabernets have now been added to the range from the Holy Smoke Vineyard at Oakville, the Out of Sight Vineyard in the southern Napa and the Rennie Reserve from St Helena. The Napa Merlot is more accessible than the Cabernet as you would expect. Along with the Trilogy Red, white Signature wines include the part barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc Soliloquy Vineyard and the Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. A well priced (£C) Napa Valley Chardonnay is also made which is partly vinified in barrel. (DM)
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