Premiere Napa Valley 2019

February 28, 2019

Flora Springs was excited to be part of the Premiere Napa Valley 2019 wine auction, which brought in close to $3.7 million this year.

Held each February, Premiere is a who’s who of the wine world, with wineries, wholesalers and retailers coming together to celebrate Napa Valley wines. It’s a wonderful time to connect with our trade partners throughout the country, and Winemaker Paul Steinauer and National Sales Director John Schulz, who represented us at the event, were pleased to see friends and colleagues from as near as California and as far as Florida.

Our auction lot, which we dubbed IV Appellations, was a 100% 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Howell Mountain. Here’s what Paul says about the wine: “Because it was sourced from four unique single vineyards the wine imparts a great deal of complexity; melding red fruit characteristics from the valley floor in Oakville with black fruit characteristics from the other sites makes for a multi-dimensional flavor profile.”

The five-case lot brought in $10,000. Flora Springs also participated in a PNV Lot Preview event put on by the Rutherford Dust Society, which was attended by over 150 people. We poured our 2016 Rutherford Hillside Select, which will be released in April. Although it’s still young, guests commented on how approachable it is even now.

Premiere Napa Valley

A Barrel-ful of Surprises at the 2016 Trilogy Release Party: Ramp Rippin’ Skateboarders of OC Ramps

February 12, 2019

There may have been a few raindrops but they sure didn’t dampen the spirits of the folks attending our 2016 Trilogy Release Party on February 2nd!

Setting the upbeat tone were the ramp rippin’ skateboarders from OC Ramps, jumping, flipping and generally shredding to the crowd of pumped up onlookers. The lion dancers, decked out in rain-defying, bright yellow costumes, shimmied, shook and celebrated the Chinese New Year (and our new Year of the Pig Cabernet) with their traditional dance of good fortune.

Doing a little shimmying of his own was Nat Komes, Flora Springs’ third generation general manager, host extraordinaire, wearer of the Trilogy fez and mastermind behind the annual Trilogy Release Party. “One of the best parts of planning this party is deciding what special surprises we’ll offer our guests. It’s always about how can we make this event something people will remember forever…what will really set it apart?”

Nat and the extended Flora Springs family outdid themselves with stilt walkers, living statues, a cheese carver, a glass artist and a live performance by the up and coming rock and alt-country David Luning Band. The party was anchored by numerous wine stations pouring the new 2016 Trilogy and an amazing selection of Flora Springs wines – including library and current releases as well as our highly limited Flora’s Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon.

And as always, Flora Springs brought together top local restaurants to present delicious and inventive dishes, our way of sharing the celebration of our world class wine, Trilogy, with the community. We heard a lot of great comments from our guests throughout the party, but the one that’ll keep us motivated as we plan for next year’s release? “Best Trilogy Party Ever!”

See the OC Ramps team in action:

Save the date – February 1, 2020 – for the 2017 Trilogy Release Party. Learn more and mark your calendar!

Happy Lunar New Year 2019

February 5, 2019

Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 5, 2019, and ends on February 19. In the Chinese Zodiac 2019 is the Year of the Pig, an animal that to the Chinese symbolizes wealth as well as diligence, compassion and generosity.

The Spring Festival is a time of celebration – to welcome the new year with a smile and let fortune and happiness continue. At the same time, the Spring Festival involves somber ceremonies to wish for a good harvest.

Here at Flora Springs, we have chosen to celebrate the Year of the Pig with a playful, strikingly etched and hand painted magnum of our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 180 bottles were created, see this limited-edition wine.

Sources: Wikipedia and chinesenewyear.net

Presenting 2015 Year of The Pig Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

January 21, 2019

Year of the Pig Napa Cabernet

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is China’s most important traditional festival. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day. The Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. In 2019, Chinese New Year is Tuesday, February 5th.

In the Chinese Zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig – an animal that to the Chinese symbolizes wealth as well as diligence, compassion and generosity. The pig is the twelfth and last of the Zodiac animals, with one ancient myth proclaiming that the animal is last because it was late to the party at which the order of animals was decided.

We have chosen to celebrate the Year of the Pig with this playful, strikingly etched and hand painted magnum of our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining, for extended aging – and also make stunning gifts. Only 180 bottles were produced, learn more about this very limited wine.

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2018

Top Nine Instagram Posts of 2018As we look towards the new year, we also take some time to look back on an amazing 2018 with our top nine Instagram posts.

Our love of Halloween shows, our plea for the #whitewineemoji still stands, gorgeous views inside and outside the winery delight – and, of course, we saved a skunk. Cheers to a great year!

Join us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Flora Springs

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays from Flora Springs

Our Holiday Toast For You

Like Santa’s elves, our Flora Springs team works all year to craft amazing wines fit for your special celebrations.

We are honored to be part of your cellar and your holiday traditions. We are deeply thankful for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you soon in 2019!

Happy Holidays,
The Komes & Garvey Family
and The Flora Springs Team

Flora Springs Featured in The Sacramento Bee

December 18, 2018

Note: The article excerpted below was originally published in The Sacramento Bee and can be found here.

Dunne on Wine: A California wine for everyone on your gift list

The Sacramento Bee Napa Valley MerlotFor every grape variety it handles, from cabernet sauvignon through malbec, Flora Springs Winery is one of the more consistently reliable producers in Napa Valley. It just never disappoints, and each year at least one of its wines ends up on my list of favorites. This year it is the Flora Springs Winery 2015 Napa Valley Merlot ($30), which all on its own could revive merlot as a staple of the American table for its vivacious fruit, startling complexity and refreshing buoyancy. There are suggestions of plums, cherries and raspberries in aroma and flavor, to be sure, but more intriguing is its thread of green olives.


Helpful Links:
2015 Napa Valley Merlot – sold out
2016 Napa Valley Merlot

Making Spirits Bright at The Room

December 2, 2018

Note: The following article was originally and published in The Mercury News and can be found here.

4 spectacular Sonoma and Napa wineries dress up for the holidays

St Helena Tasting Room

Countless wineries offer suggestions and specials on their wares to make the yuletide merry, but there are some that go way beyond the bottle to make spirits bright. These Sonoma and Napa estates and tasting rooms take bedecking and bedazzling to the next level as proof that it’s not just harvest that’s the most wonderful time of the year. Here are are four special spots to explore….

Winery namesake Flora Komes loves the holidays and each year, her grandkids and winery employees go up to her attic for decorations and inspiration. The main estate on Zinfandel Lane is always decorated, but it’s the main tasting room on Highway 29 that gets the full tree and tinsel treatment. A giant wreath and ornaments outside make the already eye-catching modern building even more noticeable. Inside, it’s wall-to-wall trees, wreaths and garlands.

They even bottle up their contagious Christmas cheer in special seasonal releases, including a cabernet called Holiday Helper, and a holiday red blend in a trio of etched bottles with artwork inspired by Flora’s Christmas card collection, such as this year’s toy soldier and snow globe of the estate. For true cabernet connoisseurs, the Three Kings vertical includes the 2014-2016 vintages for a gift that’s fit for, well, a king.


Helpful Links:
Visit The Room
Holiday Wines
2016 Holiday Helper Cabernet Sauvignon
Three Kings Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3-Bottle Vertical

2019 Wine Club Shipment Schedule

December 1, 2018

Greetings Wine Club Members!

We have a lot of exciting things planned for you in 2019, including new exclusive events, special offers, and more. We so pleased you will be joining us for another great year.

Please remember that this schedule is subject to change, but we will always keep you updated.

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Preferred Palates
Shipment Wine Billing Date
February 2016 Trilogy, 2016 Flora’s Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon 2/4/18
April 2016 Wild Boar Cabernet Sauvignon 4/1/18
June 2016 Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 6/3/18
August 2016 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon 8/5/18
October 2016 Holy Smoke Cabernet Sauvignon 10/7/18
December 2016 St. Helena Rennie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 12/2/18

Great Tastes
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2016 Napa Valley Merlot, 2016 Poggio Del Papa 1/7/18
March 2018 Pinot Grigio, 2016 Trilogy 3/4/18
May 2016 Petit Verdot, 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet 5/6/18
July 2018 Soliloquy, 2015 Three Keys Cabernet 7/1/18
September 2017 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2017 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc 9/9/18
November 2016 Holiday Etched Wines – 2 different designs 11/4/18
Great Tastes Red Wines Only
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2016 Napa Valley Merlot, 2016 Poggio Del Papa 1/7/18
March 2016 Trilogy – 2 bottles 3/4/18
May 2016 Petit Verdot, 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet 5/6/18
July 2015 Three Keys Cabernet – 2 bottles 7/1/18
September 2017 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2017 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc 9/9/18
November 2016 Holiday Etched Wines – 2 different designs 11/4/18
Great Tastes White Wines Only
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2017 Soliloquy Sauvignon Blanc – 2 bottles 1/7/18
March 2018 Pinot Grigio – 2 bottles 3/4/18
May 2018 Rosé – 2 bottles 5/6/18
July 2018 Soliloquy – 2 bottles 7/1/18
September 2018 Family Select Chardonnay – 2 bottles 9/9/18
November 2018 Flora’s Legacy Chardonnay – 2 bottles 11/4/18

 

Please contact the Wine Club department directly at (800) 913-1118 or wineclub@florasprings.com with any questions or if we can be of assistance.

Interested in our Wine Clubs? Learn more about the benefits of membership.

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