2014 Holiday Blend - Toy Soldier

2014 Holiday Blend - Toy Soldier

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Our etched and hand painted Holiday Bottles began as an annual tradition for our wine club members, but because of their popularity we now offer these special wines to website visitors and mailing list members as well. Each year we create new holiday artwork to provide unique, limited-edition Napa Valley wines to use as gifts, share with friends or add to your collection.

This is the latest in our special holiday series depicting traditional toys – remember the Nutcracker and Jumping Jack Christmas? – as well as a tribute to Disney’s classic fantasy musical Babes in Toyland. Who can forget The March of the Wooden Soldiers?

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 17% Syrah
Cases Produced:336
Aging:18 months 100% barrel aged (90% French oak)
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2026 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

This delectable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah displays a rich core of blackberry, cassis, dark plum and black cherry flavors framed by lovely brown spice notes of cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Aged in new and seasoned oak barrels – mostly French - the Cabernet-dominated blend shows classic oak characteristics of sandalwood and vanilla and a hint of lightly browned marshmallow. With soft yet structured tannins and a fleshy, generous mid-palate, this is the essential holiday wine, offering a warm, glowing sensation that will persist until the last candle is blown out.

Our Etched Holiday wines are a year-round labor of love. Watch the behind-the-scenes views of the craftsmanship that goes in to each and every etched bottle.

In this video, we'll show you the entire process - from growing grapes and winemaking, to barrel-aging in the caves, to bottling, to creating the art stencils, to etching, to hand-painting...and lastly the final touches - all to bring you a beautiful bottle for your holiday celebration.

"The Flora Springs Holiday Etched Cabs have been a part of our Christmas for many years! The season wouldn't be the same without the Flora Springs cheer!"

—Billy P., Great Tastes Wine Club Member