Great Tastes Newsletter
Welcome Great Tastes members. We hope you enjoy learning more about the Wine Club shipment wines in your Notes.
2016 Napa Valley Merlot & 2016 Poggio Del Papa
"Since 1980 when we produced our first vintage of Merlot, we’ve always admired the varietal for what it offers: approachable, fruit-forward flavors, a round, plush texture and a ready-to-drink profile. Today, the quality of Merlot is higher than ever, especially in Napa Valley, which, according to Wine Spectator’s Kim Marcus, “is by far the variety’s powerhouse appellation.” (November 30, 2018) Brag alert: Did you happen to see the photo of my dad, John Komes, in this issue of the Wine Spectator?..."
2015 Etched Holiday Wines: Estate Snow Globe & Toy Soldier Bugle
"My Grandma Flora loved the holidays. The baking, the decorating, the celebrating and even the gift wrapping brought her such joy. But I think her greatest satisfaction came from giving, and it is in this spirit that we share our annual Holiday Wines with you. There is no greater honor for our family than to be part of your family’s holiday celebrations. Knowing that you’ve chosen our wines to help ring in the season inspires us to create these beautifully etched bottles each year..."
2016 Ghost Winery Malbec & 2016 All Hallows' Eve Cabernet Franc
"When I was growing up the Ghost Winery on our property was a source of endless fascination. I didn't really understand what a "ghost winery" was, so you can guess how my young imagination might have run wild. I remember hearing about the fire that ravaged the winery in 1900, and in fact we can still see burn marks on a wall of the upper floor..."
2017 Sauvingon Blanc & 2014 Three Keys Cabernet Sauvignon
"When my parents moved to Napa Valley in the late 1970s there were lots of different grape varietals planted here – Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, even Riesling, to name a few. Today, most of those varieties - except for Cabernet Sauvignon - are rare, and while Sauvignon Blanc is still grown here..."
2015 Trilogy & 2017 Pinot Grigio
"My son was born in the Chinese Year of the Dog. Although he hasn’t always cared for this astrological sign – dog - I remind him that I am a rooster. Grandma Flora, who was big on the Chinese astrological signs, was very proud that she was a pig. If you ever visited her house you’d see she was very proud of her ceramic pig collection. Although I am not superstitious, I have found the Chinese signs to be very reliable, especially when it comes to my son. "
2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & 2015 Napa Valley Sangiovese
"Flora Springs is excited to kick off 2018 with your first Great Tastes shipment, which includes our beloved 2015 Napa Valley Sangiovese, a wine we make only for wine club members. We first made Sangiovese in 1992; we were one of the first Napa Valley wineries to work with the varietal, a grape that is a mainstay of the great Chiantis of Italy. The second wine is our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon..."