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2016 Flora's Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Flora's Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon

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The idea for Flora’s Legacy wines – a tribute to Flora Komes, the woman who inspired Flora Springs - came from third generation family member, Nat Komes, Flora’s beloved grandson. With its etching of a crown, the bottle itself is a nod to this amazing woman, who was born in Hawaii and often told stories about being descended from Hawaiian royalty. Making this wine is a family affair, with all of us tasting through barrels and gradually narrowing it down to the blend we like best. Limit six bottles per person.

The 2016 combines lots from our estate vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena, creating a powerful wine with juicy flavors of black currant, ripe plum, and dark chocolate-covered cherries. There are also nuanced hints of cedar, potpourri and black tea underscored with aromatic notes of toast and spicy oak. This is a big, robust wine with firm, silky tannins, a Cabernet Sauvignon that will reward aging for ten to fifteen years. Enjoy with a festive roast of prime rib, slow-braised cassoulet, aged hard cheeses such as cheddar or gouda, and mushroom lasagna.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Cabernet Sauvignon 
Cases Produced:320
Aging:19 months; 92% French & 8% American oak barrels
Price:$175
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2027-2031 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

An early bud break followed by warm weather and spring rains brought a rapid start to an ideal 2016 growing season, one with beautiful weather from bloom, to berry set, to veraison and harvest in our Napa Valley estate vineyards. Our winemaker and vineyard managers – Paul Steinauer and Pat and Sean Garvey - worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly, adjusting vine canopies, thinning fruit and keeping a close eye on soil moisture. The harvest began in mid-August and wrapped up by mid-October, just ahead of the valley’s first significant fall rainstorm.

92 points
Wine Advocate
"Deep purple-black colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Flora's Legacy gives fragrant scents of black tea, cigar box and potpourri over a crème de cassis and dried Mediterranean herbs core with wafts of cherries and mulberries. The palate is full-bodied with layers of baked berries and earthy notions framed by firm, chewy tannins, finishing savory." 
—Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2018
94 points
James Suckling
"This has some real size and power, almost monolithic in stature, with ripe dark-plum and blackcurrant flavors, framed in suave, toasty oak. The depth and power is impressive and, whilst it is a big wine, there’s nothing coarse or overdone. Just volume and power here. Try from 2022." November 2018