2015 Flora's Legacy Chardonnay Box Set

2015 Flora's Legacy Chardonnay Box Set

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Special Price: $55
Wine Club: $44 - Wine Club discount applies on top of special pricing
Regular Price: $90

Our Flora’s Legacy Chardonnay is a limited-production, one-of-kind wine made in honor of Flora Komes, our mother, grandmother, and the woman who inspired the founding of Flora Springs Winery. Every year we involve the whole family in the creation of this wine, selecting the finest barrels of Chardonnay in the cellar and gradually narrowing it down to a blend of the few barrels we like best.

The 2015 vintage is sourced primarily from our estate-owned vineyard in the Carneros appellation blended with a small amount of Chardonnay from our Crossroads Vineyard in Oakville. We fermented the wine in three types of vessels – stainless steel, concrete tanks and French oak barrels – and aged it for seven months in a combination of concrete and French oak. This is a generously structured Chardonnay with distinct notes of red Anjou pear, ripe peach and honeydew melon with a hint of lemon zest. The palate is rich and creamy – a product of twice weekly lees stirring - and the skillful use of oak shows up in notes of coconut and spice. Hints of caramel and honey linger on a long finish that melts in the mouth.

We make it easy for you to share the best of Wine Country this holiday. This set ships in a beautiful custom black box and we can include a personalized card -  perfect for gift giving. If you'd like, you can order now and select your preferred shipping date that's closer to the holidays.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Chardonnay
Cases Produced:100
Aging:7 months; French oak barrels & concrete tanks
Regular Price:$90/Box Set
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2021 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.In spite of a year that saw the continuation of California’s drought as well as an earthquake in southern Napa Valley, vintners in the region celebrated another vintage for the record books in 2014. Heavy rains in late February and early March gave a much-needed drink of water to vines as they emerged from dormancy, and a warm, relatively frost-free spring allowed bud break, flowering and fruit set to proceed without interruption. Continued warm, dry weather throughout the summer brought the grapes to perfect ripeness in a harvest that was relatively early and also bountiful. 2014 was the third great vintage year in a row for Napa Valley, with vintners using phrases such as "excellent quality," "depth of flavor" and "exciting concentration" to describe  the forthcoming wines.

92 points, The Wine Advocate
"The fine 2015 Chardonnay Flora's Legacy from Flora Springs displays good, crisp acidity and some honeysuckle, white peach and tropical fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, has great acidity, and seems to hold the potential to age for 5-7 years, possibly longer."

93 points, James Suckling
"Lots of dried pineapple and peach aromas follow through to a full body, tight and structured wine."