Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines fruit from Flora Springs’ sustainably-farmed estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville. The hand tannins, and all lots were aged in a combination of French (79%) and American (21%) oak barrels for 19 months prior to blending. This is a rich and satisfying Cabernet with chaparral is noticeable after several sips along with notes of sweet oak and espresso. The warm tones and juicy tannins give an overall impression of softness, but the wine is backed with a refreshing acidity that promises aging well into the next decade. This Cabernet would make a wonderful companion for rare-cooked meats, classic cheese fondue, rosemary-braised lamb shanks, or beef carpaccio with wild arugula.