Advancing the Legacy: Introducing 2021 Trilogy

January 26, 2024

 

Flora Springs Trilogy is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, lovingly crafted by our family for four decades. With each vintage of this iconic Napa Valley wine, we keep three promises to our customers: longevity in sustainable farming, innovation in winemaking and an enduring commitment to making the finest possible wine. Our 2021 Trilogy, the 38th bottling of this wine, represents a renewal of our craft in both vineyard practices and winemaking and coincides with an elevated label design.

Introducing 2021 Trilogy Flagship Wine | Flora Springs Napa Valley

Label art to be revealed soon…

Now in its 38th bottling, our 2021 Trilogy represents an evolution in this wine befitting its legacy as one of the pioneering red wine blends in modern Napa Valley. The genesis of this evolution began in 2019, when our family took the rare opportunity to transition to a small winery following the sale of our original wine buildings and 57 vine acres in St. Helena. Having witnessed many of Napa Valley’s family-owned, legacy wine brands follow industry trends of consolidation, expansion, and acquisition, we made the unanimous decision to explore a new path, dedicating ourselves to evolving to a new, small winery that focuses on crafting wines that best represent the quality Napa Valley and the Komes Garvey family are known for.

From Our Founder, John Komes

“This was an opportunity of a lifetime to take all I’ve learned in 45 years of honing the winemaking craft and apply it to creating the wine I’ve always envisioned,” says Proprietor John Komes. “Moving forward, Flora Springs will do big things by remaining small.”.

Our Vineyards

We began in our estate vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot in our 2021 Trilogy is sourced from Proprietor John Komes’ home vineyard on the western slopes of the Rutherford AVA, a site John has thoughtfully stewarded since 1977. Driven by John’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, recent improvements to this vineyard include a redesign of its blocks to reflect soil differences, soil renewal and amendments, adjustments in irrigation applications, high-touch canopy management and gentler pruning techniques. These enhancements are already being felt in the character and purity of fruit we see from this vineyard, qualities which will only improve in the coming years.

Transforming nature’s gift is the role of the winemaker, and in this our thirst for innovation is unabated. Recently we built a custom, state-of-the-art winemaking facility to better control fermentations, blending and storage. New equipment allows us to sort grape clusters berry by berry and control the temperature of our fermentation tanks at the touch of a button. Our barrel room can be heated or cooled depending on the stage of the wines’ progress, and for Trilogy, we narrowed our coopers to several of the finest in the industry. The result is increased control over each and every step of the winemaking process and a Trilogy that sets a new bar for quality.

The Label Art

Concurrent with this evolution in winegrowing, our 2021 Trilogy also bears a new label. Our family’s commitment to making the finest wine possible includes creating a package that brings natural beauty and grace to our customers’ tables. With deep embossing and gold leaf touches, this label is both textural and elegant, an apt reflection of the wine within. From grape to table, our 2021 Trilogy embodies our family’s passion for producing unique, vibrant wines of true individuality.

What does Mustard Season Mean for Napa Valley?

January 12, 2024

 

As a general rule, the mustard season in Napa Valley lasts from January through March (depending on the weather) and peak viewing is mid-February. The first yellow flowers usually come in 90 days after the last of the fall rain. Vibrant colors and bright flavors fill the Valley. But – there is a lot more to mustard than meets the eye. Mustard growth is a natural deterrent to nematode population (microscopic worms that can cause damage to the vines) because it contains high levels of biofumigants.

Mustard is a useful cover crop that is either planted or sprouts voluntarily in vineyards, it prevents against soil erosion, and recharges the soil with nitrogen. It also loosens up soil that has become compacted by growing deep vine roots 1-3 feet below the surface. The deep roots of the vines help the mustard reap the benefits of nutrients of a greater depth.

Mustard Season Begins in Napa Valley Vineyards | Flora Springs Winery Napa Valley

 

What’s wonderful about mustard season? It’s almost like Spring begins early in Napa Valley, the perfect time to get out in the mild weather, and enjoy the relative “quiet” before the summer season of Wine Tasting kicks in. The end of the Mustard Season is signaled by bud-break, usually at the beginning of March – which signals the start of the new growing season. Visit Napa Valley expertly rounds up the happenings in the area for the Mustard Season.

What is Mustard Used for?

Believed to have originated in Ancient Egypt, the Greeks used Mustard as a medicine and a spice. Adopted later by the Romans Mustard seeds are commonly used as spices. The seeds can be ground down and mixed with water or Vinegar and Turmeric to make the popular condiment ‘prepared mustard’. The seeds can also be pressed to make mustard oil, and the leaves are also edible.

Our Vineyards

Flora Springs produces varietal wines ranging from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varietals. Each year the family selects a small percentage of the yield for their own wines, selling the remaining fruit to neighboring Napa Valley wineries. This selection puts the focus on quality, not quantity, resulting in hand-crafted wines that meet the family’s exacting standards. Read more about our vineyards here.

Our Top 5 Valentine’s Day Steak Meals to Pair with Red Wine

January 5, 2024

With February 14th right around the corner, it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day — the perfect opportunity to let your loved one know how much they mean to you. Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Gift can be tricky, so planning a Valentine’s dinner is a thoughtful way to celebrate this holiday together.

Whether your plans include a romantic dinner for 2 or cooking up a storm for a movie night with friends, here we have rounded up our favorite Valentine’s Dinner Steak recipes; to pair with Flora Springs Valentine’s Day Red Blend Etched Wine.

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Steak Meals to Pair with Red Wine:

And finally, finish off with Cookie + Kate’s Betty’s Pots de Crème for the ultimate sweet indulgent treat! A luscious, creamy, rich dessert enjoyed as an individual serving.

Pairing with Flora Springs 2019 Be My Valentine Red Blend.

Flora Springs etched and hand-painted bottles are a cherished tradition at Flora Springs, a way for us to commemorate special holidays with festive, one-of-a-kind bottlings. Over the years, the popularity of these offerings has grown. With each holiday release, the etched artful label provides a unique Napa Valley wine to give or collect for yourself.

2019 Be My Valentine Blend Wine | Flora Springs Napa Valley

 

2019 Be My Valentine Blend

Our 2019 Be My Valentine Blend celebrates the most romantic holiday of all, St. Valentine’s Day. Combining Bordeaux varietals from our estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville, the wine warms the heart with rich, mouth filling flavors of blackberries, juicy plums and ripe blueberries, graham cracker and a whiff of cocoa powder. Notes of violets, vanilla crème and a hint of fresh rain round out the palate. Though plush and full-bodied, this classic Napa Valley blend has a pleasing streak of acidity and sleek, elegant tannins that provide balance and length. The wine would make a sweet gift or accompaniment to a candlelit dinner for two. Only 30 cases made, limit two bottles.

Valentine’s Day Order Deadlines

Order deadlines for delivery start February 4. Check shipping times.

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