2014 Flora's Legacy Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Flora's Legacy Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

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Our limited-production Flora’s Legacy wines are made in honor of Flora Komes, our mother, grandmother, and the woman who inspired the founding of Flora Springs Winery. With its etching of a crown, the bottle itself is a tribute to Flora, who was born in Hawaii and often told stories about family members being descended from Hawaiian royalty. This Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc from our Crossroads Vineyard in Oakville is lushly textured and lightly sweet with fruit flavors of poached pear, honeydew melon and citrus, mingling with notes of honeycomb, caramel, candied ginger and lemon peel. There’s a slight minerality to the wine, and the bright acidity keeps the palate balanced and lively. This is a lovely, perfumed, after-dinner wine that can be enjoyed with fruit desserts such as tarte tatin, pineapple upside down cake or even drizzled over good quality vanilla ice cream. It also makes a nice pairing with creamy custards or cheeses such as Brie, goat cheese or sharp Irish cheddar.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cases Produced:55 cases (375 mL bottles)
Aging:12 months in French oak followed by 12 months in stainless steel
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2034 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

Produced with grapes from our family’s Soliloquy Vineyard in Oakville, this late harvest wine from the 2014 vintage came about when we noticed a few rows of Sauvignon Blanc vines affected by Botrytis cinerea, otherwise known as “noble rot,” the mold responsible for creating some of the world’s most celebrated dessert wines. We left these grapes on the vine until they reached 30° Brix, harvested and fermented them in stainless steel, and arrested the fermentation when the sugar and alcohol reached the levels we sought. We aged the wine in French oak barrels for one year, and transferred it to stainless steel for an additional year of aging without the influence of oak.