Halloween tradition in our house to enjoy some of Flora Springs’ special Halloween bottles, so this is the 2016 art work.
Being a cab franc just makes us purchase more as we love cab franc. In all honesty, this wine is more about the art work as opposed to the wine itself. That being said, it’s an enjoyable red that has spice box notes, underripe red and black fruit, with a touch of sweetness. Short finish. Not jammy or peppery, just easy drinking.
Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🍷 — 2 years ago
Deep copper in color with thick legs. Pronounced, seductive aromas of cream sherry, red fruits, spice, malt, toasted oak, almonds, and mince. Palate coating, luxurious mouthfeel with very balanced alcohol. Additional flavors and aromas of honeycomb, nutmeg, vanilla bean, dry grasses, leather and even a bit of cigar box or cedar. Finish continues for well over a minute. Absolutely exceptional expression of exactly why everyone is going nuts for Japanese whisky! — 4 years ago
Dark, fountain pen ink inky - aromas of grandma’s blueberry cobbler, menthol & that unique Pritchard Hill mountain sage linger just under the rim – added flavors of graphite and a hint of spice roll along the tastebuds.
Solid mouthfeel and a lingering finish that lasted 60 seconds – like a curtain call with your favorite band - an hour in it opened up nicely – tannins tight prior to that, but continued to smooth out with a hint of tangy raspberry on the palette. – the influence of Melka is noted in this fine example of higher elevation Napa Valley cab.
Paired with some Georgia Florida college football (Georgia won) – just received my allocation and had to try this one – it did not disappoint, made me smile and I’m glad I have more to bust out.
100% cabernet sauvigion, estate grown – 15.5% alc. - 400 cases - $265 — 2 years ago