Flora Springs St. Rutherford Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 24036
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon has an affinity to some very specific growing regions in the world. Bordeaux is obviously one - the Napa Valley is another. Within the Napa Valley, Rutherford and St. Helena are synonymous with great Cabernet. The vineyard surrounding the winery is unique with many exposures and soil types. Interestingly, it forms the northern boundary of the Rutherford Appellation and the Southern Boundary of the St. Helena Appellation. This wine is produced from grapes from both sides of the "border!" We harvest our grapes by hand and carefully sort out any leaves or grapes that do not meet our high standards. After destemming and crushing the grapes, the fruit is fermented in stainless steel containers, which allow us to heat or chill the juice to obtain optimum temperatures. After aging for slightly more than two years in French oak barrels, the wine is bottled without fining. The 1997 Cabernet shows the forward fruit character that is synonymous with this vintage. Its generous fruit and approachibility is unusual in a young Cabernet. It combines the dusty, chocolatey character of Rutherford with the deep berry characteristics of St. Helena

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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