We’ve covered Flora Springs on a number of occasions — this is our third roundup this year alone. Here’s some new releases to get the new year going for ya.
2013 Flora Springs Chardonnay Napa Valley – Very traditional — with heavy oak influence bringing tons of vanilla custard to the table — with just a touch of lemon peel coming forward on the front of the palate. The body is almost oily in texture, the finish loaded with sweetness that makes for an underwhelming experience either solo or with food. Overwhelmingly average in today’s wine world. C / $24
2012 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – Traditional and straightforward, with a big plum attack and a sweetish currant finish. Not much in the way of secondary notes, except a slug of vanilla on the back side. Fine, if unchallenging. B / $40
- Review: Flora Springs 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Review: Flora Springs 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Trilogy
- Review: 2012 Flora Springs Barrel Fermented Chardonnay and 2011 Trilogy
- Review: Flora Springs 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and 2012 Merlot