2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Black Moon Magnum

2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Black Moon Magnum


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In honor of Flora Springs’ history as one of the few Ghost Wineries in Napa Valley, each Halloween Nat Komes collaborates with artists he admires to create one-of-a-kind bottlings of a selection of our small-production wines. For our Black Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, Nat worked with Dennis McNett, a graduate of Pratt Institute whose internationally-renowned work has appeared in museums and galleries and also in The New York Times, Barney’s NY, on skateboards, and even on Van’s shoes. A ‘black moon’ has several definitions – all alluding to phases of the moon by month and season – and centuries ago pagans thought it was a time when certain rituals and/or spells were more impactful. McNett has illustrated this concept with circular artwork – etched and hand-painted onto each bottle - featuring the phases of the moon juxtaposed with images of bats in flight.

The wine comes from some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations, a rich, beautifully extracted Cabernet Sauvignon offering opulent flavors of blackberries, crème de cassis and roasted espresso beans accompanied by warm, spicy notes of clove, sandalwood and a hint of cedar. Supple tannins frame the full-bodied mouthfeel, leaving a lasting impression of fruit and spice.

Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining and extended aging. This collectible bottle was hand-etched and painted and is truly a work of art. Only 30 bottles were created.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:88% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Merlot; 3% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot
Bottles Produced:30 1.5 mL magnum bottles
Aging:18 months, 75% French Oak, 25% American Oak
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2025 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

2013 is considered one of the finest vintages in Napa Valley in recent years. 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.