Flora Springs Trilogy 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 26885
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94
  • WE94
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for Trilogy come exclusively from our estate vineyard, the Komes Ranch, which surrounds Flora Springs Winery. This beautifully diverse 110 acre vineyard begins at the 500 foot elevation and slopes down to the valley floor, offering varying exposures, clones, soil types and vine age. Located at the northern boundary of the famed Rutherford Appellation, it is a prime location for red varietals. The Winemaker's Notes: The philosophy of blending is basic to the concept of Trilogy. We approach this wine like an artist with a palette of colors. The result is a complex masterpiece of flavors and aromas that have great persistence on the palate and are tempered with a sense of elegance and finesse. A preliminary Trilogy blend was made after malo-lactic fermentation had concluded. The wine rested quietly in small (50% new) French oak barrels until just prior to bottling. At this time, an extensive tasting was conducted and the blend was adjusted. The blend for the 1996 Trilogy is 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc.

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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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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