Flora Springs Wild Boar Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

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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 for better extraction of flavor and color. The Wild Boar Vineyard Cabernet is aged in 40% new barrels. Our barrel selection is primarily French but we are also using about 20% American oak barrels to add some different nuances to the wine. The Wild Boar Cabernet Sauvignon has firm tannins that support very bright, lively yet concentrated fruit. The result is a rustically styled wine that is accented with spicy black currants, anise and a touch of tobacco.

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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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LAU1617147_1998 Item# 45257

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