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Flora Springs Poggio Del Papa 2000

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In 1995, Flora Springs cleared a small hillside on a vineyard in Pope Valley and planted Sangiovese. The vines struggled in this soil and the resulting fruit was scarce and intense - the perfect foundation for flavorful grapes. Meaning "Hillside of the Pope", Poggio del Papa is a "Super-Tuscan" blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet made from grapes from this Pope Valley vineyard.

Composed of 75% Sangiovese, 16% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine exhibits a purple and ruby color and enticing flavors of black plums, cherries and toasty oak. The delicious bright fruit flavors of Sangiovese are bolstered by the addition of Cabernet and Merlot, giving this wine a full body and a firm tannin structure. Try this versatile wine with everything from roast lamb to a hearty tomato-based pasta dish.

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Flora Springs, California
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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 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.

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Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.

Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.

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