A Wine Like No Other

December 16, 2021

The year 2018 marked our 40th harvest at Flora Springs, a milestone we commemorate with this special bottling of single vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Celebrating Our 40th Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon.

Flora Komes, Harvest 1978, Napa Valley
Flora Komes Working the First Flora Springs Harvest in 1978

 

“Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth”

“Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth” originally appeared in an 1807 book on botany by Robert John Thornton. The print now resides in the digital collection of the New York Public Library.

The label is a reproduction of a print titled “Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth,” created by the artist Richard Cosway in 1807. Nat Komes came across the illustration in a book given to his grandmother, Flora Komes, many years ago. “I immediately looked up the origin of this image, which captures my grandmother’s spirit so completely,” says Nat. Moved by this timeless image and Flora’s oft heard saying, “Love the land and it will love you back,” Nat decided to use this illustration on the wine that celebrates his family’s 40 years of farming the land.

“Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth,”Art
The “Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth” Print Nat Found in His Grandmother Flora’s Book
The Original “Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth" - Now in the Digital Collection of the New York Public Library
The Original “Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth” – Now in the Digital Collection of the New York Public Library

 

2018 Celebrating Our 40th Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine

An excellent vintage in 2018 yielded a big, concentrated wine with forward flavors of black cherry, blueberry, and crème de cassis that coat the mouth in luscious blue/black fruit. Hints of coffee, dense dark chocolate and sandalwood emerge in this layered and complex Cabernet, and though muscular and powerful, the wine’s silky-smooth tannins keep it approachable even in its youth. Still, this wine will reward aging for the next 20 years and should be decanted if opened within the next five. This highly collectible wine is like no other, the last Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to be sourced from Rennie Vineyard on our former St. Helena wine estate.

2018 elebrating Our 40th Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2018 Napa Valley Harvest

2018 brought a long, steady and near-ideal growing season to Napa Valley. Bud break began in late February/early March followed by an extended flowering period in May/June that yielded uniform grape clusters. The summer continued with typical warm temperatures but no significant heat spikes. Harvest was later than in recent years, accompanied by mild weather through September and October that allowed grapes to be picked at optimum ripeness and flavor. Napa winemakers agreed that 2018 was one of the least eventful and finest growing seasons they’d witnessed, yielding wines of intensity, concentration and balance.

Learn more about this one of a kind wine.

Flora Springs Original Art Pop-up Shop

July 1, 2018

If you’ve attended one of our many events, be it a Wine Club gathering or our annual Trilogy Release Party, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to see some amazingly talented artists create large-scale artwork, right before your eyes. Now is your chance to acquire these one-of-a-kind pieces.

Plump Promise

Description: Depicting the promise of the coming harvest when the fruit is at its most juicy, Brett Crawford captures the grapes perfectly, and one can imagine how tasty they must be.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas Panel, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Large-scale painter, metal sculptor, print maker, illustrator and street artist are a few of the titles California native Brett Crawford holds. His work can be found in galleries and on walls all over Los Angeles. His preferred medium for large works is spray paint, but he is versatile and not limited to one material.

 Aphrodite’s Blessing

Description: Aphrodite’s blessing serves to recognize the beauty and pleasure in life. This artwork is interesting as subliminal symbols are inlaid within the painting making it powerful as much as it is beautiful.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas Panel, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Large-scale painter, metal sculptor, print maker, illustrator and street artist are a few of the titles California native Brett Crawford holds. His work can be found in galleries and on walls all over Los Angeles. His preferred medium for large works is spray paint, but he is versatile and not limited to one material.

Flower Power
Description: “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…,” reminiscent of the 1967 song and the San Francisco Summer of Love. You can almost hear the song when admiring this chalk art piece by Sara Reddish.

Specification: 1 Painted Wood Panel with Chalk Art, 8’ L x 4” W x 8’ H

Artist: Founder of Arrow Art Studio in Napa Valley, Sarah Reddish specializes in calligraphy and letter work with designs that are cleanly styled with an elegant edge. She often works in less traditional materials like chalkboards, plexiglass, mirrors, butcher paper, and leather.

Butterfly Kisses
Description: Butterfly Kisses is a stunning artwork that is seductive in its expression. We love how her shoulders are draped in grape clusters, almost as if she is born of the vine.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Muralist Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit, and commonly depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning.

The Beauty of Trilogy

Description: There is an amazing amount of movement in The Beauty of Trilogy. Each woman represents one of the original three varietals used in Flora Springs first vintage of Trilogy – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Specification: 2 Wood Panels – 4’ L x 4” W x 8” H Each, Finished Size 8’ L x 4” W x 8’ H

Artist: Muralist Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit, and commonly depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning.

Peonies Prelude – SOLD!

Description: Beautiful and sensuous, Peonies Prelude is rich in color and captures a feminine energy that’s unique but consistent in many of Amandalynn’s paintings.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Muralist Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit, and commonly depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning.


Please note: The artwork is quite large. We recommend you make note of the specifications. Also, shipping is not included, however, we are happy to offer a recommendation on a shipping company if needed, or the art can be available for pick up at the winery.

Should you have any questions, please contact Elisa at (800) 913-1118 or email info@florasprings.com.

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