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2015 Year of The Pig Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

2015 Year of The Pig Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

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Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining, for extended aging -  and also make stunning gifts.

In the Chinese Zodiac 2019 is the Year of the Pig, an animal that to the Chinese symbolizes wealth as well as diligence, compassion and generosity. (Is it a coincidence that we store our pennies in ‘piggy’ banks?) The pig is the twelfth and last of the Zodiac animals, with one ancient myth proclaiming that the animal is last because it was late to the party at which the order of animals was decided. It may have been last but it certainly isn’t least, and Flora Springs has chosen to celebrate the Year of the Pig with a playful, strikingly etched and hand painted magnum of our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine, which combines fruit from our estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and St. Helena, is a warm and richly satisfying Cabernet that fills the mouth with flavors of black cherry syrup, blackberry preserves, vanilla, brown butter, praline and a hint of anise. The wine has a loose knit structure and is built for immediate enjoyment, yet a tangible streak of pleasant acidity promises ageability for a decade or more, particularly in magnum.

2019 Chinese New Year is Tuesday, February 5th. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day.

Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival," is China's most important traditional festival, celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:93% Cabernet, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot
Bottles Produced:Only 180 - very limited, will sell out!
Aging:18 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels
Price:$250
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2028 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

The 2015 vintage in Napa Valley will be remembered for high quality but low yields. The growing season began with warm temperatures in late winter and early spring resulting in an early bud break. In May, colder temperatures during bloom caused fruit set to be uneven, yielding a much smaller crop compared to earlier vintages. Winemakers and vineyard managers worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly. The harvest, which was in full swing by mid-August, was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, and most vintners completed picking by mid-October. Although the continuing drought was a concern around California, Napa Valley received 75% of its annual rainfall average in 2015 making it less worrisome for Napa vintners.

Please note: This wine will ship the week of December 17.