Flora Springs Merlot 1998

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $24.49 $22.99
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Item No. 9965
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

We like merlots that have lots of black fruit flavor and chewy texture and our Estate Merlot consistently achieves that. We use about 85% French oak with about 15% American oak to give just a touch of sweet oak impression. The 1998 Merlot was bottled with no fining and minimal filtration to retain all its deep fruity characteristics. Blending enhanced the character while preserving the drinkability of this wine. The 1998 has lush plums and black cherries in the aroma and flavor. It is smooth and lingering.

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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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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