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2013 Harvest Witch Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Harvest Witch Cabernet Sauvignon

$60.00

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As one of Napa Valley's original "ghost wineries" – wineries built between 1860 and 1900 but abandoned in the early 20th century due to vine disease, the Great Depression, and Prohibition – we always wonder what spirits might occupy our century+ old caves. We wish these stone walls could talk, and at harvest, when long days extend into long nights, sometimes we think they do! Each year, in honor of our history and of the harvest spirits who watch over us as we turn grapes into wine, we create small, special bottlings from our estate-owned vineyards. Harvest Witch is just such a wine, featuring an eye-catching label created by Virginia-based artist Wes Freed, best known for his 'Drive By Truckers' CD cover art and for many of Flora Springs "Ghost Winery" labels of recent years.

For the 2013 Harvest Witch, our winemaker conjured up a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from two distinct Napa Valley regions: Rutherford and Pope Valley. The Rutherford component, from the Komes Ranch, brings rich, juicy black and blue fruit and smooth tannins to the blend, while the Pope Valley element features bolder tannins and wild blackberry and spice notes. The wine was aged in a combination of new and seasoned barrels, adding notes of both vanilla and mocha along with subtle hints of fresh-baked bread. With bold fruit, excellent structure and seductive tannins, this is a wicked good wine that will make you cackle like a witch and howl at the moon.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley (55% Rutherford; 45% Pope Valley)
Varietal:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases Produced:250
Aging:22 months 100% barrel aged – 1/3 new, 1/3 1 yr, 1/3 2yr
Price:$60
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2021

On the Vine

Though 2012 was a stellar vintage, 2013 may have been even better. In Napa Valley a warm, dry spring brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. With the exception of one heat spike, temperatures in June and July were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening. Harvest was early, and when it came to a close it was about two weeks earlier than other Napa Valley harvests of the last decade.

The 2013 Harvest Witch Cabernet Sauvignon bottle is finished with a randomly selected black or orange wax-dipped capsule.


Halloween Wine Selections in Napa Valley
Napa Valley Life Magazine

Trick or Treat with a ghostly blend of wine with Flora Springs All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc, 2015 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2013 Harvest Witch Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.

These devilishly delicious wine picks will satisfy the most blood thirsty vampire in your group, as well as the white wine-loving witch. Watch out for wicked cool labels created by Jeremy Fish of San Francisco and official Artist in Residence at Coit Tower. His artwork is mainly about storytelling and communication, told through a library of characters and symbols with an emphasis on finding a balance with the imagery somewhere between all things cute and creepy.

These spooky labels complement the fact that Flora Spring’s has been designation as one of the original “ghost wineries” in Napa Valley. All the wineries built between 1860 and 1900 were abandoned in the early 20th century due to vine disease, the Great Depression, and Prohibition. These limited production wines sell out fast, but you can keep them in mind for the next dark, dark night, I highly recommend the following Spooky AND delicious selection.

For the 2013 Harvest Witch, Flora Springs winemaker conjured up a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from two distinct Napa Valley regions: Rutherford and Pope Valley. The Rutherford component, from the Komes Ranch, brings rich, juicy black and blue fruit and smooth tannins to the blend, while the Pope Valley element features bolder tannins and wild blackberry and spice notes. The wine was aged in a combination of new and seasoned barrels, adding notes of both vanilla and mocha along with subtle hints of fresh-baked bread. With bold fruit, excellent structure and seductive tannins, this is a wicked good wine that will make you cackle like a witch and howl at the moon. Read more.

Halloween Wine from Flora Springs
Cooking Chat
"Halloween wine is a good fit for Flora Springs. The winery was founded on the property of a “Ghost Winery”, a term used for California wineries built between 1860 and 1900 but then abandoned in the early 20th century due to Prohibition.

I got lavender on the nose, juicy blackberry fruit, with a touch of oak and vanilla. Good plush mouthfeel. This Halloween wine was good to sip on its own, but even better when we paired with our Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Mushroom Sauce!
" Read more.