Flora Springs

Napa Valley Chardonnay

8.7110 ratings
8.78 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
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Top Notes For
Pierre Costa

Smoky Chardonnay. Good tropical fruits and vanilla flavors.

Smoky Chardonnay. Good tropical fruits and vanilla flavors.

Jul 1st, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.6

This is actually the Family Select Chardonnay and its Inaugural Vintage. This was the second of the three Chardonnays we got from Flora Springs Winery for #ChardonnayDay. Lightest of the three in color. Started of very tight. Let it breathe for a couple hours and it opened up with citrus notes like orange peels and some hay. Seemed a little creamy too. Tangy texture and tight on the palate to start. Seemed a little single layered with some citrus notes. Moderate acidity (6/10) and low to medium bodied. A tad sharp with a moderate finish. Would be nice to try one that is a year old and see how it differs. Drink till 2019.

This is actually the Family Select Chardonnay and its Inaugural Vintage. This was the second of the three Chardonnays we got from Flora Springs Winery for #ChardonnayDay. Lightest of the three in color. Started of very tight. Let it breathe for a couple hours and it opened up with citrus notes like orange peels and some hay. Seemed a little creamy too. Tangy texture and tight on the palate to start. Seemed a little single layered with some citrus notes. Moderate acidity (6/10) and low to medium bodied. A tad sharp with a moderate finish. Would be nice to try one that is a year old and see how it differs. Drink till 2019.

Jun 2nd, 2016
Michael Chelus

Tart apple, lemon, honey, slate, oak and hints of dried apricot. Good acidity and balance.

Tart apple, lemon, honey, slate, oak and hints of dried apricot. Good acidity and balance.

May 18th, 2016
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

7.4

Apricots and tangerine on the nose. Couldn't get past the pine sol note that dominated, however. A little hint of smoke on the finish. An outlier of the group - seemed to be trying to not be a cali chard.

Apricots and tangerine on the nose. Couldn't get past the pine sol note that dominated, however. A little hint of smoke on the finish. An outlier of the group - seemed to be trying to not be a cali chard.

Nov 16th, 2014
Bob McClenahan

I like it. Well balanced and not too heavy or over oaked

I like it. Well balanced and not too heavy or over oaked

Aug 22nd, 2014
Katie

´┐╝courtesy of the zoo. Halibut dinner with Cody 2/12/22

´┐╝courtesy of the zoo. Halibut dinner with Cody 2/12/22

Feb 13th, 2022
Paul Petty

Very silky with nice honeysuckle notes. Balanced. Some pineapple finish

Very silky with nice honeysuckle notes. Balanced. Some pineapple finish

Apr 2nd, 2019
Sarah Yu

Nice summer wine crisp and airy and peppery bite near finish and leaves a nice nuttiness afterwards. Would gift this.

Nice summer wine crisp and airy and peppery bite near finish and leaves a nice nuttiness afterwards. Would gift this.

Nov 10th, 2018
Frank Kane

2009 still delicious

2009 still delicious

Nov 3rd, 2018
George Hesse

I agree with the majority. This is good. Not heavily oaked. Pleasant drinking.

I agree with the majority. This is good. Not heavily oaked. Pleasant drinking.

Jun 4th, 2018