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2011 Trilogy

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It was 1984 when we set out to make the best wine possible by hand selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals--Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc--we created Trilogy, one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years we’ve added other Bordeaux varietals to the blend, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage. Our 2011 Trilogy brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec in a wine that is rich, full-bodied and opulent. The dark fruit aromatics carry notes of anise, black pepper and sandalwood, while dark black cherry and cassis flavors drive the palate accompanied by vanilla and white pepper notes. The wine has a seductively lush texture that lingers luxuriously in the mouth.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot, 5% Malbec 
Cases Produced:4,680
Aging:22 months, 60% New French Oak, 40% 1 year old French Oak
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2022 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

After more than three decades of crafting elegant, complex wines from our Napa Valley estate vineyards, Trilogy remains one of Flora Springs' most revered legacies. Blended from several Bordeaux varietals, the wine embodies meticulous, sustainable farming practices along with the evolution of a wine style originated by the Komes and Garvey families and honed to perfection by winemaker Paul Steinauer. These varietals merge to form a beautifully balanced and lush wine, with delicate aromatics of light pepper and granite dust and trademark flavors of ripe blackberries, blueberries and cassis. We are proud to say that after thirty-four years of winemaking and twenty-six years of crafting Trilogy, our goal remains the same: to handcraft the finest wine possible from the Flora Springs estate.

"One of the iconic proprietary red wines in Napa Valley has long been Flora Springs' Trilogy."
—Robert Parker

90 points
"This mostly Cabernet Sauvignon blend is smooth and dense with ripe plum, spice and complexity; some herbal notes and a long, rich finish."
—Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel magazine

"Eucalyptus and menthol on the nose mingle with dried currants, clay, and a hint of flowers and tea: Interesting and complex, balancing out freshness with depth. Flavors of sweet currants and dark cherry are limned with sage, and lifted by that floral note from the nose, as well as incense and sandalwood. The finish is flecked with mineral, spice, plum cake, and a bit of warm asphalt. With air, the oak becomes more prominent, and chocolate and vanilla notes emerge. Give this a few years and then enjoy from 2015 - 2024." —Brian Freedman, The Food, Drink & Travel Report

4 stars
The Sacramento Bee
"The wine is gorgeous without being overwrought or tricked up in any way. The tannins are mellow, the oak caressing, the alcohol a not unreasonable 14.2 percent. The folks at Flora Springs have been making this version of a meritage wine since 1984, getting more selective and more precise each vintage. The 2011 is big but balanced, from its deep and brilliant ruby tones to the forward blasts of cherry in fragrance and flavor. The fruit is sweet, the texture silken, the structure solid, the finish long." Read more.
 —Mike Dunne, The Sacramento Bee