Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2737 ratings
9.191 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, vanilla, licorice, raspberry, eucalyptus and oak. Full-bodied and velvety tannins.

Black cherry, vanilla, licorice, raspberry, eucalyptus and oak. Full-bodied and velvety tannins.

Jul 19th, 2022
"Odedi"

This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.

Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, coffee and mocha.

Long finish with round tannins and cherries.

Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine that will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.

This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.

Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, coffee and mocha.

Long finish with round tannins and cherries.

Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine that will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.

Feb 20th, 2022
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, cherry, cassis, eucalyptus, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, cherry, cassis, eucalyptus, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and velvety tannins.

Oct 27th, 2021
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, blueberries, ripe cherries, light cedar, light earth, vanilla, black pepper, chocolates, coffee and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long skinny legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, vegetables, black pepper, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, leather and earth.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Still young and will benefit from some bottle aging. Has good potential to become a really nice wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime. Really nice nose once it opens up.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, however, already drinking nicely and showing nice complexity.

The Malbec seems very dominant at the moment. Spicy and tangy. Fruit forward and tasty.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and olives.

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Malbec. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 18 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$85.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, blueberries, ripe cherries, light cedar, light earth, vanilla, black pepper, chocolates, coffee and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long skinny legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, vegetables, black pepper, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, leather and earth.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Still young and will benefit from some bottle aging. Has good potential to become a really nice wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime. Really nice nose once it opens up.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, however, already drinking nicely and showing nice complexity.

The Malbec seems very dominant at the moment. Spicy and tangy. Fruit forward and tasty.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and olives.

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Malbec. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 18 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$85.

Jul 23rd, 2021
Shay A
9.2

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

One of the main reasons we go to Napa every year is to attend the Trilogy Release party. Trilogy holds a special place in my family’s heart and it’s always a treat to visit the estate where they pour it like water!

I’ve had many vintages of Trilogy, and this may be the most “elegant”. When comparing to the last 5-6 vintages, this is lighter and more mellow. More potpourri/dried floral aromatics here with added bayleaf, and black cherry cordial. Quite smooth on the palate showing cedar, dusty ripe red and black berry fruits, baking spices and mocha.

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

One of the main reasons we go to Napa every year is to attend the Trilogy Release party. Trilogy holds a special place in my family’s heart and it’s always a treat to visit the estate where they pour it like water!

I’ve had many vintages of Trilogy, and this may be the most “elegant”. When comparing to the last 5-6 vintages, this is lighter and more mellow. More potpourri/dried floral aromatics here with added bayleaf, and black cherry cordial. Quite smooth on the palate showing cedar, dusty ripe red and black berry fruits, baking spices and mocha.

Feb 20th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 82% Cab Sauv, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, showing aromas of currants, black fruits and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry preserves, black cherry and plum with hints of cacao, cedar and vanilla spice. Fully body, great mouthfeel, firm expressive ripe tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit, spice and a touch earthy. Very Nice! Wow!

A blend of 82% Cab Sauv, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, showing aromas of currants, black fruits and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry preserves, black cherry and plum with hints of cacao, cedar and vanilla spice. Fully body, great mouthfeel, firm expressive ripe tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit, spice and a touch earthy. Very Nice! Wow!

Sep 4th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cherry cola, vanilla, raspberry, cassis, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

Blackberry, cherry cola, vanilla, raspberry, cassis, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and quite tannic.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Main reason we go out this time of year each year...the Flora Springs Trilogy Release Party! This was our 5th year in a row to attend. For comparison sake, this is less acidic than ‘15, but more structured than ‘14. Close to ‘13 in style. Trilogy style with fig, nutmeg, espresso, mainly black fruit, & a small dollop of floral/violet notes.

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Main reason we go out this time of year each year...the Flora Springs Trilogy Release Party! This was our 5th year in a row to attend. For comparison sake, this is less acidic than ‘15, but more structured than ‘14. Close to ‘13 in style. Trilogy style with fig, nutmeg, espresso, mainly black fruit, & a small dollop of floral/violet notes.

Feb 4th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, cassis, mossy earth, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, cassis, mossy earth, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Aug 13th, 2018
Shay A
9.0

Not a bad way to end the Trilogy Release Party when they open library wines! This ‘91 was doing very well, in fact, I thought it was better than the ‘94 and ‘95 they served last year. Threw a fair bit of sediment and tar, but it wasn’t very leather driven and rhubarb and cherry all spice were easily detected. I’m drinking if I have them, but not completely gone yet.

Not a bad way to end the Trilogy Release Party when they open library wines! This ‘91 was doing very well, in fact, I thought it was better than the ‘94 and ‘95 they served last year. Threw a fair bit of sediment and tar, but it wasn’t very leather driven and rhubarb and cherry all spice were easily detected. I’m drinking if I have them, but not completely gone yet.

Feb 4th, 2018