2014 Holiday Blend - Joyful Angel

2014 Holiday Blend - Joyful Angel

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Our etched and hand painted Holiday Bottles began as an annual tradition for our wine club members, but because of their popularity we now offer these special wines to website visitors and mailing list members as well. Each year we create new holiday artwork to provide unique, limited-edition Napa Valley wines to use as gifts, share with friends or add to your collection.

The traditional herald of Christmas, our Joyful Angel is here to bring Joy to the World. Secretly, we think she’s happy to get out of tree-topper duty and on to a wine bottle!

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 17% Syrah
Cases Produced:280
Aging:18 months 100% barrel aged (90% French oak)
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2026 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

This delectable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah displays a rich core of blackberry, cassis, dark plum and black cherry flavors framed by lovely brown spice notes of cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Aged in new and seasoned oak barrels – mostly French - the Cabernet-dominated blend shows classic oak characteristics of sandalwood and vanilla and a hint of lightly browned marshmallow. With soft yet structured tannins and a fleshy, generous mid-palate, this is the essential holiday wine, offering a warm, glowing sensation that will persist until the last candle is blown out.

Our Etched Holiday wines are a year-round labor of love. Watch the behind-the-scenes views of the craftsmanship that goes in to each and every etched bottle.

In this video, we'll show you the entire process - from growing grapes and winemaking, to barrel-aging in the caves, to bottling, to creating the art stencils, to etching, to hand-painting...and lastly the final touches - all to bring you a beautiful bottle for your holiday celebration.

"The Flora Springs Holiday Etched Cabs have been a part of our Christmas for many years! The season wouldn't be the same without the Flora Springs cheer!"

—Billy P., Great Tastes Wine Club Member