Flora Springs

Wild Boar Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.272 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

9.1

Woo hoo, a little patience and this opens up with big structure, nice cassis, and some bigger extracted flavors. I'm in! #cabernetsauvignon #napa #thenewnapa

Woo hoo, a little patience and this opens up with big structure, nice cassis, and some bigger extracted flavors. I'm in! #cabernetsauvignon #napa #thenewnapa

Aug 14th, 2015
Molly Brooks

Started out, in George's words, "puurrple." Opening up to musty dark berries, kalamata olive, tar, beef jerky, violets!. Appropriately meaty, then surprisingly supple.

Started out, in George's words, "puurrple." Opening up to musty dark berries, kalamata olive, tar, beef jerky, violets!. Appropriately meaty, then surprisingly supple.

Feb 24th, 2015
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

8.7

Wild boar is a great example of a no e aged Napa wine. Single vineyard from Pope Valley.

Wild boar is a great example of a no e aged Napa wine. Single vineyard from Pope Valley.

May 8th, 2014
Brian Kelly

Been a few years since I last had it, and it's improved significantly. Decanted over two hours and it is very nice. Soft tannins, loads of black fruit. A little tobacco and some menthol perhaps? A very good wine from a terrible vintage.

Been a few years since I last had it, and it's improved significantly. Decanted over two hours and it is very nice. Soft tannins, loads of black fruit. A little tobacco and some menthol perhaps? A very good wine from a terrible vintage.

Aug 12th, 2017
Shay Aldriedge

A tannic monster. Figured a wine named "Wild Boar" is appropriate for Father's Day. This is so freaking dark in notes, but the color wouldn't allude to that. Color is red/purple and smells hot. Red licorice, peppercorn, anise on the nose. High tannins on the palate. Cedar, smoky, beef jerky notes to it. Spicy rhubarb too. If opening now, this needs at least a two hour decant.

A tannic monster. Figured a wine named "Wild Boar" is appropriate for Father's Day. This is so freaking dark in notes, but the color wouldn't allude to that. Color is red/purple and smells hot. Red licorice, peppercorn, anise on the nose. High tannins on the palate. Cedar, smoky, beef jerky notes to it. Spicy rhubarb too. If opening now, this needs at least a two hour decant.

Jun 18th, 2017
Michael Townley

3rd wine of the group. more rustic tasting

3rd wine of the group. more rustic tasting

May 8th, 2016
Boris Bakovic

Still has lots of fruit for a 12 year old cab.

Still has lots of fruit for a 12 year old cab.

Apr 3rd, 2016
Ron R
9.3

Normal service had been resumed...

Wonderful aromatics of barrel toast, cinnamon and maple syrup.

On the palette, the wine is deftly balanced with perfect acidity and polished tannins, creating a wonderful structure. Finishes with cherries, maple syrup and saddle leather.

We were worried that this may have past its prime - not a bit of it.

Normal service had been resumed...

Wonderful aromatics of barrel toast, cinnamon and maple syrup.

On the palette, the wine is deftly balanced with perfect acidity and polished tannins, creating a wonderful structure. Finishes with cherries, maple syrup and saddle leather.

We were worried that this may have past its prime - not a bit of it.

Feb 15th, 2016
Rich Bluth

Wow, amazing for only 3 years old! Really great grip. So balanced, really glad we had this with a rib roast instead of turkey yesterday!!

Wow, amazing for only 3 years old! Really great grip. So balanced, really glad we had this with a rib roast instead of turkey yesterday!!

Nov 27th, 2015
Benjamin Keator

Cherries!

Cherries!

Dec 16th, 2014