When John Komes bottled Flora Springs’ first Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – the Rutherford Hillside Reserve in 1989 – it became a benchmark for Napa Valley Cabernet, bringing awareness to the concept of site-specific wines. Since then Flora Springs has enhanced its Single Vineyard Program, and today we offer five elegant and powerful wines that reflect the small vineyard sites and even individual blocks in which they are grown – wines so outstanding they deserve to be bottled on their own.
The idea for “Flora’s Five Cuts and Five Cabs” dinner—which has been one of our most popular events since its inception four years ago—is a nod to John’s early days of selling these Single Vineyard Cabernets. Back then he developed a successful winemaker dinner pairing each Cabernet with a specific cut of premium beef. He found that the words used to describe the texture and tenderness of a steak enhanced the understanding and enjoyment of Cabernet. In true John fashion, he was well ahead of his time, and his innovative concept is still relevant today.
As their featured winery for May, you can enjoy Flora Springs wine specials at Basalt—located in downtown Napa—all month long.
Basalt also invites the local and wine industry community to Napa Night at Basalt on Monday, May 20 from 5 pm – close. Enjoy fried chicken, drink specials, raffle prizes, and more. Reservations are not required, but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for a raffle ticket.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact the restaurant directly at (707) 927-5265.