Flora Springs Barrel Fermented Chardonnay is
Napa Valley history in a bottle. In 1980, at a time when Chardonnay was a true
ambassador for wines from the New World, Flora
Springs began its reign as one of the great
Chardonnay producers from Napa Valley.
Regardless of wine trends, Flora Springs continues
to craft its Barrel Fermented Chardonnay in a style
that has inspired both white wine producers and
Chardonnay connoisseurs for the last 26 years.
The 2006 vintage offers rich flavors of peach and
pear with a hint of pineapple on the palate. Due to
the considerable richness that is inherent in Flora Spings'
fruit, this wine does not undergo malolactic
fermentation. They choose to highlight the bright
acidity available in their Chardonnay to create a
delicious wine that can pair beautifully with food
or simply be enjoyed alone.
Tasty Chardonnay. I prefer a more oakey, buttery Chardonnay and this one tends to be a little more fruit forward. Nonetheless, there are buttery overtones intermixed with the pineapple, pear and tropical flavors offered by this wine. Certainly one to enjoy. I'm told that Flora Springs can be "hit or miss" each year, but this 2006 Barrel Fermented vintage is a winner. If you would like to see my written and video wine reviews, please visit me at http://www.KathySchager.Wordpress.com Happy Tasting!