Another excellent wine at a fair price from this established Napa winery. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pineapple, slight lemons, vanilla, baking spice and toasted oak. Full bodied with a creamy texture. On the palate, this is big and bold and delicious. Pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, and burnt wood. Good finish. This drinks well on its own and will stand up to a burger or ribs nicely. Also, roasted vegetables. Drink over the next three to five years.
This is their Napa (not from a single vineyard) wine. Again, 2018 is proving to be a great vintage and this wine is no exception. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that sees 70% French oak and 30% American oak barrels. It has a deep ruby color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, dark chocolate and cedar. Full bodied. On the palate, the cassis comes thru but the coffee is more espresso. Some underlying char. There is a lot of vibrancy and energy here. Firm tannins. Long finish. This needs about three to five more years until maturity although it is drinking well right now. Ple
This is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 9% Petit Verdot and always one of the stars of the Flora Springs portfolio. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, plums, a wet, rich earthiness and a sort of tree bark note that is intriguing. Full bodied with firm tannins. On the palate, black raspberries, and a lush chocolate milkshake with a touch of underlying earthiness. This is a decadent wine that while still young is delicious. Give it a few more years until maturity and the score should rise even higher. Drink's great on it own, this will
What a great bottle for Halloween! Cool label front and back and really good wine. This is 100% Cabernet Franc from Rutherford. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose takes about 30 minutes to open then shows nice ripe Cab Franc, that is to say, black cherries, some black raspberries, coffee, dark chocolate, just a bit of cigar tobacco. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, lots of black cherry and black raspberry fruit with underlying coffee and tobacco. Long finish. Gives this some air if opening this Halloween, it really got going after being
This is a 100% Malbec from the Napa Valley. The term Ghost Winery refers to the fact that the grapes come from an old 19th century winery that is no longer in use as a winery. The building is now a residence but there are still vines growing. These Malbec vines are on that property. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose took about an hour to open and then showed plums, black cherries, figs, baking spice and some milk chocolate. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this took a couple of hours to really hit first gear. Give it some air if opening now. Flavors of plums,
This is one of the best Sauvignon Blancs made in Napa. Luckily, the grapes for this were made before the smoke from the fires tainted the grapes. In fact, this may be the best Soliloquy yet! It is a blend based on their proprietary clone of Sauvignon Blanc with some Chardonnay and Malvasia. Silvery green-gold in color, clear and bright. A very expressive nose. Slightly grassy with spice and a ton of tropical fruits (papaya, guava, some pineapple), and some orange zest. Light to medium bodied. Smooth and silky texture. Good acidity. On the palate, plenty of grapefruit, a slight cha
Trilogy is one of the more famous blends made in Napa and this represents the 35th vintage! This vintage is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Malbec. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, cassis, char, and slight milk chocolate and spices. Medium to full bodied. Medium plus tannins. Tingly acidity. On the palate, raspberries, cassis and some underlying char. Long finish with some chocolate notes. This is still young but should be good drinking over the next fifteen to twenty years. Nice on its own,
This is a blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Malvasia and 12% Chardonnay from Napa. Having tasted the last few vintages, this just keeps getting better and better. One of my favorite white wines from Napa. Green/silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with tropical fruits, slight grassy note, and a bit of spice. Medium bodied. On the palate, peach guava, with slight chalk. Good balance. Long finish. Drink over the next five to seven years. This great on its own and would work well with trout or tuna off the grill.
For 35 years Soliloquy has been the flagship white wine from Flora Springs in Napa. The wine bursts with grapefruit, lemon, lime kefir, lychee, and back notes of resin, white peach, Asian pear and mango. The acidity holds the wine and fruit in check while allowing it to be a companion with a diversity of food. It’s comprised of 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Chardonnay and 15% Malvasia and a brief seven months of aging in French oak rounds it out. This is a consistently solid wine and year after year is worth seeking out. 605 cases. ORIGIN: Napa Valley. ALCOHOL: 14.2%
Such a fun wine. The biggest issue I have is that I tend to drink this on (or near) Halloween as soon as I get it.