“We harvested our first grapes today – Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from a distance looks more like a red grape than a white grape, but they actually have more of a brown skin color to them when harvested. The grapes were picked early morning to take advantage of the cool weather. They are all handpicked and gently poured into 1/2 ton bins.”
Join the 7th Annual Global Celebration of Cabernet
#CabernetDay is a global celebration of the Cabernet grape, intended to give Cabernet lovers around the world a fun opportunity to express their passion for the grape. Cabernet lovers come together in person and online to discover and share everything about Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-based blends.
We are proud to say that after more than 37 years of winemaking and more than 30 years of crafting Trilogy – our flagship Cabernet-based red blend – Flora Springs is still breaking new ground. We credit the consistent organic and sustainable farming practices of our vineyard team as well as the focus and direction of our winemaker, Paul Steinauer.
“This is from a block of Merlot in the Komes Ranch vineyard at the Flora Springs Estate and these grapes go into the Trilogy blend. Based on the current level of ripeness, I would suspect these grapes will be harvested around the second week of September. We are experiencing a bit of a heat wave at the moment, but the vines are looking strong and healthy.”
—Winemaker Paul Steinauer
We are pleased to announce that Flora Springs – The Room has received the coveted TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence.
Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”
We’ve commissioned Melissa and Mercedes Baker, also known as The Baker Sisters, to create several seasonal art installations at The Room this year.
Currently installed on the exterior of the tasting room is “Ladies of Liberty.” Through July 18th, join us in a Toast to Freedom and celebrate the Fourth of July while supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.
And don’t miss Flora’s Social & Art Exhibit on Friday, July 15th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Connect with friends and neighbors and spend your Friday evening at The Room. Enjoy an old-fashioned All-American BBQ, bake sale, raffle and silent auction and live music. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
We will also be pouring splashes of our current release wines, and wine will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle at special pricing.
There is no charge for this event, but we ask that you RSVP before July 13thby contacting The Room at (707) 967-8032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for our Halloween Art Installation running September 2nd and our Holiday Art Installation running November 4th – December 31st.
A behind-the-scenes look at the complicated installation process:
Be part of Auction Napa Valley—the world’s most celebrated charity wine auction. Proceeds support community health and children’s education nonprofit organizations in Napa Valley.
Wine lovers around the globe can register, bid and win lots from Auction Napa Valley’s E-Auction. Nearly 200 incredible auction lots feature rare and one-of-a-kind bottles and collections of Napa Valley wine, private events and weekend stays.
Flora Springs Proprietor Nat Komes developed 2014 St. Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon—pictured above—exclusively for Auction Napa Valley 2016.
A blend of Flora Springs’ finest vineyard blocks – 50% Block J Vineyard (source of Hillside Reserve) and 50% St. Helena (source of Rennie Reserve), only one barrel of this wine was made.
#ChardonnayDay: Join the 7th Annual Global Celebration of the Chardonnay Grape
After thirty years of crafting world renowned wines, the Flora Springs name has become synonymous with perfectly balanced Napa Valley Chardonnay. The legacy began when our inaugural vintage in 1978 was awarded a gold medal at the Orange County Fair. A few years later our status of gold was bronzed when James Laube selected Flora Springs as one of his “First Growth” producers of Chardonnay in his book California’s Great Chardonnays.
“2013 for many wineries in Napa and Sonoma has produced the finest wines I have tasted in 37 years. In fact, all of California has experienced a qualitative bonanza – 2011 better than generally reported, 2012 a superb vintage of flamboyant and dramatic, concentrated wines, 2013 a classic of power, intensity and equilibrium, and 2014 an endearing and charming vintage full of precocious and fruit-forward wines.” — Robert M. Parker, Jr.
For over thirty years we have served as stewards to our nine sustainably and organically farmed estate vineyards.
We know every corner of our land: and this identity of site dictates how we farm, and in turn, how we make our Single Vineyard Wines. These are truly elegant and powerful wines, that reflect the place from which they originate.
Learn more about these just-released, limited-production wines.
“One of their flagship wines is their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Reserve Rutherford. This is an age-worthy collector’s item, and the 2013 is certainly one of the best they’ve produced to date. Dense ruby/purple with dusty/loamy notes in the background, oodles of red and blackcurrant fruit, there is high-quality toasty oak as a subtle component and a full-bodied richness. There is plenty of tannin still to resolve. The wine has great balance, impressive extract and richness. This is meant for 20-30 years of cellaring, but there’s no reason to defer your gratification given all the fruit it already offers.” — Robert M. Parker, Jr.
“Another of their single-vineyard offerings that has a proven track record for long-term cellaring is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rennie Reserve, which comes from holdings in St. Helena. This shows the valley’s beautiful crème de cassis fruit, nice judicious touch of toasty oak and licorice, full-bodied mouthfeel, and no hard edges. Tannins are present, but round and well-integrated. This is a full-bodied wine made for drinking over the next 20-25 years, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer.” — Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Our organically-farmed Holy Smoke vineyard sits just off the Oakville Crossroad in the heart of the Oakville appellation. This wine comes from a small parcel of the vineyard planted to the famous Cabernet Clone 4. The synergy between clone and vineyard site yields a single vineyard Cabernet that may be the most Bordeaux-like wine in our portfolio.
The fruit for our Wild Boar Cabernet is from a single hillside block in our Cypress Ranch Vineyard in Pope Valley, a broad, sparsely populated valley just over Napa’s eastern mountain ridge. In keeping with the untamed character of this remote growing region and the marauding boars that seem to enjoy our grapes as much as we do, we’ve named this robust, highly-concentrated wine Wild Boar.
2013 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon
Planted on an oak-laden hillside south of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District along the Silverado Trail, our Out of Sight Vineyard is easily missed, hence its name. Today our organically farmed Out of Sight vineyard is one of our most treasured fruit sources.
On the Vine
The stellar 2013 vintage in Napa Valley began with a warm spring that brought early bud break and created superb conditions for flowering and fruit set. With the exception of one heat spike, summer temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening. Harvest was early, and continued dry weather extended these ideal ripening conditions until the last grapes were picked.