Great Tastes Newsletter
Welcome Great Tastes members. We hope you enjoy learning more about the Wine Club shipment wines in your Notes.
Current Issue: March 2018
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. "
Current Issue: January 2018
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..."
2014 Holiday Red Blend: Snowflake Dancers & Toy Soldier
"One of the many blessings this time of year is the chance it gives me to reflect on the year and the special connections we have made with you, our wine club members and friends. It is also the time of year that I start planning the next designs for our traditional Holiday etched bottle series. Oh yes, I am working on 2018 designs as you read this..."
2015 Ghost Winery Malbec & 2015 All Hallows' Eve Cabernet Franc
"If you know me, then you know that I am completely obsessed with Halloween. I can remember my very first trick-or-treat outing, when I dressed as a tiger. My Dad took my brother and I into that dark night and I was amazed by the costumes, the decorations and maybe just the complete freedom of this event. You might say I was “bewitched” by the whole spectacle. The months before autumn must have been hard on my parents as I began my costume planning..."
2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc & 2013 Three Keys Cabernet
"Greetings Great Tastes Club Members! This shipment includes a special Cabernet Sauvignon that I created in tribute to my grandfather, Jerry Komes. Grandpa Jerry was, you might say, the silent partner in Flora Springs Winery. After all, we did name the winery after my grandmother, Flora. But of course our family knows that without my grandfather’s great work ethic and success with the Bechtel Corporation, Flora Springs Winery would exist under another person’s name. I know I wouldn’t like very much..."
2014 Poggio del Papa & 2014 Napa Valley Petit Verdot
One of the most eye-opening tastings we offer club members is the chance to try the five red Bordeaux varietals side by side. When you taste an isolated varietal, you can truly understand what makes a blend like Trilogy so complex. Petit Verdot, a Bordeaux varietal, is a wine I’ve come to appreciate in its pure form. From our vineyard, we get the classic floral, violet nose with rustic, spicy plum overtones on the palate...
2014 Trilogy & 2016 Napa Valley Pinot Grigio
I hope that many of you were able to attend and enjoy our 15th annual Trilogy Release Party in February. I still remember one of our earliest, back in 1985, (before we held annual Trilogy Release Parties). It was my job to check the guests in and facilitate signing the comment book. I will always remember the comments of our next door neighbor before my family moved to Napa Valley in 1978. He wrote “John, I can’t believe you pulled this off. And to think we thought Napa Valley was a desolate island. Congratulations, and here’s to making wine lovers out of the old neighborhood!”
2014 Napa Valley Sangiovese & 2015 Family Select Chardonnay
Three reasons 2017 is a big year for us at Flora Springs: it’s our family winery’s 40th anniversary, our 30th year of making Trilogy, and on February 4th we’ll hold our 15th Trilogy Release Party. I’m already counting down the days to this year’s release; we’ve packed in surprise entertainment, topnotch culinary partners and lots of amazing wines for an unforgettable party. We hope to see you....