Our Latest Seasonal Art Installation at The Room

June 27, 2016

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.

Flora Springs Tasting Room decorated for 4th of July

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 13th by contacting The Room at (707) 967-8032 or email theroom@florasprings.com.

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:

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Presenting Our Auction Napa Valley Lot

May 29, 2016

Auction Napa Valley St. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

View our exclusive E-Auction lot.

Bidding on the E-Auction opens on May 29 at noon PDT and closes in four waves: Sunday, June 5 at noon, 12:15 p.m., 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. PDT.

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Join us! #ChardonnayDay is May 26

April 25, 2016

Flora Springs Chardonnay 3-Pack #ChardonnayDay

#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.

How to participate:

  • Order our #ChardonnayDay 3-Pack
  • Join us online May 26th. We’ll be talking about Chardonnay all day, then the conversation really picks up at 5:30 pm Pacific time.
  • Follow us on your favorite social site: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
  • Enter to win: Tweet or Instagram with us on May 26th using hashtag #ChardonnayDay and @florasprings in your tweets/posts.
  • We will pick one lucky Flora Springs fan using #ChardonnayDay and tagging us in their tweet or Instagram post! You could win a Flora Springs prize pack.*

*Must be 21+ to enter. Void where prohibited. Wine will not be included in prize pack. Chance of winning depends on number of entries.

 

 

 

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Presenting 2013 Single Vineyard Cabernets

April 4, 2016

Flora Springs Single Vineyards Release Announcement The Wine Advocate 95 Points St. Helena Rennie

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.

2013 Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

2013 St. Helena Rennie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

2013 Holy Smoke Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

2013 Wild Boar Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

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The 2013 Trilogy Release Party was a Success!

February 19, 2016

On February 6th, we celebrated our 14th Annual Trilogy Release Party.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the party – our biggest and best yet – a spectacular success!

Experience the fun – watch the 2013 Trilogy Release Party Video. And if you attended the party, be sure to visit the Photo Gallery where you can download the pictures of you and your friends.

Save the date — February 4, 2017 — for our 2014 Trilogy Release Party and stay tuned for more details.

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#TrilogyWineDay is Tomorrow, February 6!

February 5, 2016

Flora Springs Trilogy Wine Day

Q: What is #TrilogyWineDay?

A: It is an online celebration timed to coincide with our Trilogy Release Party. Each year, Trilogy Day will be the first Saturday of February so everyone can celebrate Trilogy, online and at the Trilogy Release Party at The Estate.

Q: How do I participate in #TrilogyWineDay?

A: It’s easy!

1) Open up a bottle of Trilogy, tune into your favorite social media site and follow #TrilogyWineDay. You’ll find:

  • Facts about Trilogy
  • Interesting tidbits about red wine blends
  • Notes from Winemaker Paul Steinauer
  • Recipes
  • Prizes
  • And more!

2) Share your own tasting notes, Trilogy & food pairings, memories from past release parties, and any other Trilogy thoughts by using hashtag #TrilogyWineDay.

3) Win fun prizes – everyone who posts with the hashtag is automatically entered to win. The more you post, the more chances you have to win!

Q: What social media sites should I check out?

A: Your favorite! We’ll be on:

Q: Why is Trilogy so special?

A: The genesis of Trilogy dates back to 1984 when our family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc – we created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years we’ve added other Bordeaux varietals, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage. Learn more about the 2013 Trilogy.

Q: I see the 2013 Trilogy Release Party is sold out. How do I make sure I get tickets for the 2014 Trilogy Release Party?

A: Mark your calendar now – the 2014 Trilogy Release Party is Saturday, February 4, 2017. Early bird tickets go on sale in late summer/early fall. Watch our Events page, and join our mailing list for details.

Q: I’m not into social media. How can I participate?

A: You don’t have to be on social media – just open up a bottle of Trilogy and enjoy!

We look forward to seeing your #TrilogyWineDay posts tomorrow!

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Spreading Holiday Cheer – A Family Affair

December 3, 2015

Every December, Wine Club Director Kenny Werle faithfully selects a charming and unique holiday ornament exclusively for our Wine Club members.

This year, the ornaments are particularly personal – as each and every one was handmade by members of Winemaker Paul Steinauer’s family.

Below is a note from Matt Steinauer, Paul’s younger brother, who currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Cork Magic

It began as a fun family project to keep the kids busy during the holidays. Each individual ornament is handmade with corks, twine, ribbon, hot glue – and Texas love.

Each family member has their own role in the production process. I cut the corks into the specific pieces. Grant, age 8, helps count all the pieces and cuts twine lengths. Sophia, age 11, helps with the production logistics, quality control, and keeps the craft table in order. My wife Vanessa and Sophia glue all the pieces together to bring them to life.

Flora Springs Holiday 2015 Grant and Sophia making cork ornaments
Busy Little Elves – Sophia and Grant – in our Holiday Workshop

Naturally, Vanessa and I are long-time fans of Flora Springs. While Sophia and Grant are still a little too young to appreciate the fabulous wines their uncle makes, they always enjoy their visits to see Uncle Pauli and the winery.

Holiday 2015 Paul, Grant, Sophia
Uncle Pauli with Sophia and Grant in the Wine Caves at the Flora Springs Estate

We love to spread the word of Flora Springs, and are excited to participate in this year’s Wine Club holiday ornament.

As you hang your special ornament on your tree, menorah, festivus pole, or whatever you choose, know that it was made with love by the extended Flora Springs family.

Flora Springs Holiday 2015 Wine Club Ornament
Holiday 2015 Wine Club Ornament
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