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2014 Trilogy 30th Vintage Commemorative Bottle

2014 Trilogy 30th Vintage Commemorative Bottle

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Designed by Nat Komes, this limited-edition collectible commemorative bottle was created to celebrate the 30th release of Trilogy, our flagship wine. Only 500 bottles were produced, limit four bottles per person. This special bottle is the perfect gift for the Trilogy collector.

The 2014 vintage marks the 30th vintage of Flora Springs’ flagship wine, Trilogy. The genesis of Trilogy dates back to 1984 when our family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc—we created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years we’ve added other Bordeaux varietals to this Cabernet-based blend, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage. Our 2014 Trilogy brings together the finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. Dense, concentrated and stunningly rich, this gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon overflows with blackberry, sweet cassis and black cherry fruit, layered with warm cocoa, licorice and a touch of tanned leather. This is a succulent, fleshy wine, with warming notes of vanilla and oak, cola and cardamom. It has a firm yet fine tannic structure and a sturdy, full-bodied profile that will serve it well into the next decade.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced:5,050
Aging:22 months, 85% French oak, 15% American oak
Price:$100
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2026 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

Sourced exclusively from our family’s estate vineyards in Napa Valley, our 2014 Trilogy reflects meticulous, sustainable farming practices along with the evolution of a wine style originated by the Komes and Garvey families and honed to perfection by winemaker Paul Steinauer. 2014 was celebrated by Napa Valley vintners as another vintage for the record books. Heavy winter rains nourished the vines as they emerged from dormancy, and a warm, relatively frost-free spring allowed bud break, flowering and fruit set to proceed without interruption. Continued warm, dry weather throughout the summer brought the grapes to perfect ripeness in a harvest that was relatively early and also bountiful.

It's a feast for the eyes! Enjoy the aromas and flavors of our 2014 Trilogy visually as we celebrate the 30th release of Trilogy, our flagship wine.


Gold Medal
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, May 2018

92 points
Wine Enthusiast
"Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot form the trio of this blend, yielding rounded, red fruit-driven flavor. Dense tannins shoulder its body and weight, as savory anise, dried herb and pencil characteristics figure in." Read more.
—Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

95 points
"I like the juicy fruit and peat and mushrooms. Full-bodied, juicy and fruity. Soft and round tannins and a pretty finish. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 7% petit verdot and 6% malbec. Drink in 2020.
James Suckling, May 5, 2017
93 points
The Tasting Panel Magazine
"Smooth and ripe with lush, juicy plum and cassis; juicy and intense with lovely balance and finesse; notes of sweet vanilla oak and spice." Read more.
Anthony Dias Blue, February-March 2017

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Bullz-Eye.com
"Wine is the perfect holiday gift. Nearly everyone loves a glass of wine with dinner or as a standalone beverage. Every year that passes, there are more and more brands on store shelves from U.S. producers and the rest of the world too. Making a choice can be a bit daunting, but fear not, because I’ve done the heavy lifting for you, tasting through a large quantity of different wine in a myriad of price points and styles. The wines below have one thing in common: they’re all really delicious...

2014 is the 30th vintage of Trilogy, Flora Springs' flagship wine. Trilogy is Cabernet Sauvignon-based with small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot blended in. All of the fruit is from their estate vineyards. Dark, rich, brooding fruit aromas fill the nose. The palate is loaded with blackberry, black cherry and raspberry in droves, all intermingling with a complement of spices. Hints of cigar box, earth, dusty chocolate and more are evident on the long and robust finish." Read more.
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The Daily Meal
"A beautiful combination of purple fruits and mellow wood; rich and supple." Read more.
A beautiful combination of purple fruits and mellow wood; rich and supple.Read more.
"The flagship of this winery since 1984, the Trilogy is an exquisite and richly textured cabernet. Some malbec and petit verdot has been added to give it a broad dimension. The cassis adds nicely to the sweet blackberry and cherry flavors. Layered dashes of cola, leather, vanilla and chocolate give it a very plush feel." verdot has been added to give it a broad dimension. The cassis adds nicely to the sweet blackberry and cherry flavors. Layered dashes of cola, leather, vanilla and chocolate give it a very plush feel." Read more.
The Wine Guys

Flora Springs Trilogy Red Wine Review
Appearance: In the glass, Trilogy is highly opaque.  The color is very, very dark ruby and what little light shines through is cranberry in tone. Legs are extremely fine, numerous and tightly packed, falling at various speeds in the glass. When we observed the legs, we decided they reminded us of a distant view of snow covered ski trails on the top of a mountain.

Aroma: As we started evaluating the appearance, we were immediately distracted by the wine’s excellent and complex aroma. It was pronounced in intensity and fully developed. For Al it was dominated by currant, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. For myself, my first impression was buttery pancakes!  I later qualified it as caramel with a hint of tar. I noted a mild sting of alcohol and best-guessed it to be 14.2%. I was right on the money!  Flora Springs Trilogy alcohol content 14.2% by volume, per the bottle.Al it was dominated by currant, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. For myself, my first impression was buttery pancakes!  I later qualified it as caramel with a hint of tar. I noted a mild sting of alcohol and best-guessed it to be 14.2%. I was right on the money!  Flora Springs Trilogy alcohol content 14.2% by volume, per the bottle.

Taste:The wine’s taste was nothing short of fantastic! It revealed spicy currant, red fruits, cranberry, caramel and smoke. Al even said “Hats off to the Komes and Garvey family!”

Mouthfeel and Tannins: The wine’s mouthfeel was velvety with a medium level of tannicity. The tannins themselves were supple and noted all over the palate.

Finish: Trilogy gave us a long finish, dominated equally by the wine’s flavor and tannins.

Overall Opinion: We both enjoyed this wine immensely. Trilogy is complex, smooth and memorable in both aroma and taste. There’s so much going on with this wine!  The complexity was amazing and there was a great balance of all the different characteristics. Everything was great! Highly recommend!

Jon’s quote: A fabulous blend that rises to the top of the sea of blends out there.

Suggested Food Pairing: Specific to Trilogy, we paired this wine with a New York Strip steak after our formal tasting. With the steak, Trilogy retains a more fruit forward taste.  It keeps its boldness even with a strong seasoning and not surprisingly the tannins become more muted. The paring worked perfectly with this wine, but Trilogy also stands easily on its own as a superb sipper. Read more.
HonestWineReviews.com

93 points
Millennial Drinkers
"Super deep and dark ruby red with an almost black core. Dark baking spices in the front of the nose followed by dark fruits, especially dark dark cherries. With some air there were some purple floral notes and more vanilla. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Initially a little tight so we gave it a splash decant. Around an hour or so in, tons of cinnamon and other dark spices. Strong undertone of puréed dark berries and light herbs too. Long finish but this needs a little more bottle age. Cannot wait to try it again at the release party next month. Drink till 2028."

2014 Trilogy Review
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Southern Elle Style
"The wine featured here is their Trilogy - a Cab Sauv based wine, that includes smaller amounts of red Bordeaux varieties. This vintage launches on February 4th. If you can't be at their 15th annual release party, try a bottle of their sweet nectar. You won't regret it! They celebrated their 30th vintage of this wine in 2014...can you say well worth the $80?! Would be a perfect gift...V-day gift at that!" Read more.

California Wine of the Week: Flora Springs 2014 Trilogy Napa Valley Red Wine
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The Trilogy red wine blend from Flora Springs is an excellent celebration wine. Well-rounded and smooth, you can be assured the Bordeaux blend is ready to drink, especially at the spendy price point. The wine is 86 percent cabernet sauvignon, 18 percent malbec and 6 percent petit verdot, chosen from the best lots of the estate’s vineyards in the Napa Valley.verdot, chosen from the best lots of the estate’s vineyards in the Napa Valley.

The winery: Jerry and Flora Komes founded the winery in 1978, Their children and their spouses carry on the tradition.

Why you’ll like it: This red is like a piece of velvet, supple, rich and with great texture. A lovely bouqet of old rose and berries, leads to tastes of plum, cherry and blackberry. A bit of black licorice, pepper, leather, Italian spice and root beer add to the complexity.bouqet of old rose and berries, leads to tastes of plum, cherry and blackberry. A bit of black licorice, pepper, leather, Italian spice and root beer add to the complexity.

Pair it with: Pork roast, brussel sprouts, steak, cheddar cheese.

You might also like: Flora Springs 2015 Soliloquy Sauvignon Blanc ($50), bright with nice acids, a bit of lemon, grapefruit, apple, citrus and kiwi. Great mineral support. Read more.

Flora Springs 2014 Trilogy Red Blend
Briscoe Bites
Flora Springs winery was established by John and Carrie Komes and Julie and Pat Garvey in 1977. But, as anyone at the winery will tell you, the property as a vineyard has history dating back to the early 1800s when Napa was just forming its roots as a California wine region. So the families already had a jump start on success by purchasing fertile land perfect for crafting what they’d soon be known for — Bordeaux blends. 1984 marks the first vintage of Flora Spring’s now infamous flagship blend, Trilogy — originally a traditional Bordeaux-inspired red wine consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, but today taking on a more modern, California approach blending together up to 5 Bordeaux varietals (including the addition of Malbec and/or Petite Verdot in certain vintages). The 2014 vintage marks the 30th anniversary for the flagship blend and it just so happens to coincide with the winery’s 40th anniversary. Quite a celebration! Unfortunately I was unable to attend the combined release-anniversary party thrown at Flora Springs earlier this month, but the kind folks from the winery were kind enough to send me a bottle of their celebratory wine.

About the Wine: Flora Springs 2014 Trilogy Red Blend consists of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and 6% Petit Verdot, all harvested from Flora Springs’ sustainable estate vineyards.

Each varietal was picked, soaked, and primarily fermented individually, with the final blend spending 22 months in barrel (85% French oak, 15% American oak) before bottling.

Flavor Profile: The 2014 Flora Springs Trilogy has a deep, royal purple color with hints of a midnight blue hue. The initial aromas are just as dense as the visual, reminiscent of thick blackberry preserves and even dark chocolate fudge. Swirl and sniff again, and you’ll get some of the delicate (though still dessert-y) scents including hints of vanilla, licorice, maybe even roasted coffee.

On the palate, this wine is simultaneously juicy and dry. When you first take a sip, you’ll be enveloped in that jammy-ness sensed on the nose, but as you go along you’ll realize that the fruits are walking parallel to the plush tannins in the wine. As the tasting comes to and end, as the fruit and tannins complete their journey, they join hands. After you swallow, keep your lips tight and exhale through your nose to enjoy this aftertaste. The final conjunction culminates in a beautifully soft finish with aromas of a cedar-y, musk-y cologne.

Food Pairing: I hate to sound like a traditionalist, but the Flora Springs Trilogy is a Napa Cab-based wine and there’s no denying that it paired just beautifully with steak cooked med-rare. Definitely enjoy that steak alongside some creamy mashed potatoes (which complement those plush tannins just perfectly) and an herb-based salad tossed with blue cheese (which somehow further enhanced those fruit notes as well as brought forth some bushy-earth qualities). Read more.

93 points
The Wine Advocate
"Their 2014 Trilogy...is a wine of suppleness, complexity and loads of licorice, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants, spice and some background oak and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, with gorgeous fruit, texture and length, this is a beauty to drink over the next 10-15 or so years, although it is already displaying its undeniable charm and lusciousness.

One of the more historic and long-term producers of Napa Valley wine (particularly their bevy of Cabernet Sauvignons), Flora Springs Winery and Vineyards sits on the west side of Highway 29 in Rutherford. Along with Joseph Phelps, they were one of the first to produce a proprietary Bordeaux blend from various grapes."
Robert M. Parker, Jr., December, 2016