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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Flora Springs Flora's Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Flora Springs Flora's Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 106388)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $42.99

Winemaker's Notes:

By now the story is well known, nearly 26 years ago, our mother and grandmother Flora Komes was suffering from a blood disorder. True to form, she chose not to follow her doctor's wishes. Reading numerous reports on the benefits of red wine, Flora began a strict regiment of one glass of her very own Flora Springs Merlot each evening. We don't claim to be working miracles here at Flora Springs, but Flora has adhered to her glass a day dose. November 7th Flora will be celebrating her 99th birthday!

Flora's cellar is stocked, so with her permission, we would like to offer you, for the first time, the opportunity to enjoy the 2006 rendition of this sensational Cabernet. The 2006 Flora's Legacy represents the two guiding lights: matriarch Flora Komes and the pursuit of crafting great artisan wine.

Can you imagine taking a splash of each of our single vineyard's and making one tremendous wine? When setting out to create a wine worthy of a seat at Grandma Flora's dining table we looked no further than blending equal parts of the St. Helena Rennie Reserve, Rutherford Hillside Reserve, Out of Sight, Holy Smoke, and Wild Boar. Each of these wines has been showered in accolades yet each is entirely unique, telling a distinct story of place: the rustic nature of Pope Valley, the bright fruit of Rutherford, the richness of Oakville and the soft tannins of St. Helena. Together they work as components to a great blend, building layers of flavor and complexity found only in truly masterful wine.

Enjoyability – Drink now or cellar. Pull the cork between 2011 and 2021 for optimum enjoyment.

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About Flora Springs Wine Company:

Flora Springs is a family endeavor that epitomizes hard work, dedication and teamwork . The vitality of this family is obvious as they set about the task of growing great grapes and making absolutely delicious wine.

It all began over 20 years ago, when Jerry and Flora Komes bought the first vineyard - a vineyard with lots of history, great soils and two ghost wineries. Their retirement project became a lifetime passion for son John Komes and daughter Julie Garvey and their families. John quickly talked the family (including another brother Mike Komes) into making wine. Julie worked side by side with John as the first two years they made the wines. Julie’s husband Pat Garvey took over the vineyard side of things. In 1980, Ken Deis was hired as winemaker and he has been part of the family ever since.

Winemaker Ken Deis makes use of every tool at his disposal. First of all, he trusts his senses: The feel of the berry in his fingers, the taste of the fruit and then the wine, the smells during fermentation. A winemaker needs to understand the source of his fruit and Ken has worked closely with vineyard manager Pat Garvey for more than 20 years so that they can anticipate the challenges that each vintage brings. Ken has also adopted the same curiosity that the entire Komes-Garvey family has and it has paid off royally in the quality of his wines.