2011 Ghost Winery—St Helena Star Wine of the Week

October 10, 2013

St. Helena Star tasting panel Catherine Seda Bugue 2011 Ghost Winery


Note: The following article, written by St. Helena Star tasting panel writer Catherine Seda Bugue, was published here in the St. Helena Star on October 10, 2013.

In college, some friends and I resolved ourselves to go trick or treating. Amongst the shorter set, consisting of a few fairy princesses and Draculas, we trumped up the long walkways of the mansions in our college’s ritzy New York suburb. Many a good neighbor greeted us with grins but several also pulled out wine glasses and offered a sip of this or a shot of that. Halloween treats had gone up a notch.

To commemorate their century-old ghost winery, Flora Springs has once again released a special Halloween wine, this time petit verdot. The art on the label by Wes Freed is worth it all (and $20 posters are for sale on the website), but the wine ($55), from fruit on Atlas Peak, will be appreciated by those wanting rich plummy flavors with lots of oak-influenced sweet spice flavors like vanilla and cinnamon.

To get into the ghoulish mood, you can witness the mad scientist (aka GM Nat Komes) at work in the Flora Springs cellar in their newest video on florasprings.com.

Learn more about our 2011 Ghost Winery Petite Verdot here. You can also visit our YouTube channel to watch “It’s Alive!” starring Flora Springs General Manager and Ghost Winery Mastermind Nat Komes.

“Lazy Sunday” by @ailoves

October 9, 2013

Our Instagram friend @ailoves created this endearing video following her visit to The Estate.

She included this note:”Lazy Sunday: perfect for drawing and recuperating from wine tasting the day before.

Isn’t it terrific?

If you’d like to join us on Instagram, you can find us at @florasprings. Hope to see you there!

2011 Napa Valley Cabernet in The Press Democrat

October 4, 2013

Wine of the Week Mention: “A bright cabernet with great structure. Complex, with layered notes of cherry, rhubarb, chocolate and licorice. Firm tannins. Edgy.”
—Peg Melnik, The Press Democrat

Learn more about our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet here. The original article can be found here.

The Press Democrat Wine of the Week Mention 2011 Cabernet Flora Springs