Native Flora

Native Village

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Fresh toast followed by honeysuckle followed by dill pickling spices followed by red summer berry and brown sugar notes on the nose. Sharp red berry pie on the palate. Juicy, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Maybe pair with grilled meats like lamb, pork, and seafood; and mushroom dishes. — 20 days ago

Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Tremendous rich full red. Terrific out of the bottle and continued to develop a lustrous mouth feel. Cherry and ripe fruit with a hint of leather. Dinner with anders and Donna 2014 — a month ago

Red Tail Ridge Winery

Seneca Lake Blaufränkisch 2017

Beautiful, perfumed Blaufränkisch/Lemberger - sometimes known as the Pinot Noir of the East- a variety native to Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany, which also grows extremely well in the Finger Lakes. Clean, spicy and nuanced with bright acidity. Tart cherries with hints of pepper, tobacco and fresh herbs. — 22 days ago

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Flora Springs

Holy Smoke Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This is always good. — a month ago

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Éric Texier

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhone Blend 2016

Sea salt, oyster shell, lime, lemon candy, tart peach, acacia, lily, and crushed stones on the nose. Rich and round on the palate - glycerol. Medium acidity. Clairette and Bourboulenc. Whole cluster, direct press, native yeast fermentation in neutral oak, aging on lees, bottling a year after harvest. — 12 days ago

Robert Oatley

GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2018

Minimal intervention.

Ambient yeast.

Aroma of flora and violets.

Bright.

— a month ago

Bindi

Dixon Pinot Noir 2016

Dark cherry barnyard very smooth and balanced. Macedon Ranges 60km NW of Melbourne. Native yeast, gentle winemaking. Could be a fruit forward 1er Burgundy. Very French style — 21 days ago

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Domaine Michel Gros

Clos des Réas Monopole Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent balance and structure that frame the elegant fruit flavors. This balanace is carried to a brilliant finish with great length. The nose starts with delicate fruits that give way to complex aromas of flora and more earthy notes. — 18 days ago

Savage Grace

Boushey Vineyard Côt 2017

Dineen Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills. This is a lighter style of Malbec fermented with native yeast, whole clusters. 11.2% alc/vol. Purple, moderately extracted pigment, very good clarity. Butter, tobacco and red fruit aromas initially. Raspberry and black currant flavors with length and a bit of cherry, moderate seed bitterness and skin astringency. Needs time to open. Acidity is light, almost rounded mouthfeel, fruit with length, but you need to give those tannins about 30 minutes minimum to dampen down. The carbonic maceration character comes out after 45 minutes, creating a mild Kool-Aid effect on some of the fruit flavors. (The effect is much nicer and more natural, of course, than those artificial flavors in Kool-Aid). A nice red for any occasion except a steak, in which case go for a full power Malbec. — 2 months ago

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