2013 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate: Flora Springs Family Estate
Region: Napa Valley, California, United States of America

 2013 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon at the estate in St. Helena.

2013 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon at the estate in St. Helena.


Tasting Note:September 21,2017

Deep ruby red, nice and young. Rounded nose dark spices, dark berries, cocoa and a touch of anise. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Layers of sweet spices, crushed gravel, dark bitter cocoa, plums and dark raspberries. Dry and long finish.


Drink Dates:

2016 till 2024.

Rating:

91 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Can be purchased from the estate for $40.00.

Tasting Note:September 2,2016

Every time this is just an exceptional value for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark ruby red. Nose is coated in baking spices, dark cocoa and black fruits. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Layered palate with cloves and dried blackberries. A little alcohol in the long finish. Needed some more decant time. Excellent QPR.


Drink Dates:

2016 till 2024.

Rating:

92 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Provided as a sample from the estate for #CabernetDay. Can be purchased from the estate for $40.00. Special pricing on this with the 2013 Flora Springs Trilogy, and 2013 Jon Nathenial Bodacious in a gift box and with a belt buckle for $180.00.

Tasting Note:August 13,2016

Insanely consistent bottling. Medium to deep ruby red with a purplish hue. Layered nose with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and dark cherries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with a medium plus to full body. Complex and balanced with silky notes of cinnamon, vanilla, red cherries and a little black berries. Long and lingering finish. Very well put together and excellent QPR.


Drink Dates:

2016 till 2024.

Rating:

92 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the estate, can be purchased for $40.00.

Tasting Note:July 20, 2016

First time trying the 2013 Flora Spring Cabernet Sauvignon and we were thoroughly surprised. Super dark and intense ruby red. Classic Napa and oaky nose with notes of baking spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla as well as some blackberries and dark cherries. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a moderate plus body. Very similar on the palate, very extracted and fruit forward. Coated with red and dark fruits. Some light nutmeg and other baking spice undertone. Long finish. Great QPR we will definitely pick up a few bottles!


This is the entry level Cabernet Sauvignon bottling from the Flora Springs Family Estate. The fruit used in this bottling is from all over the Napa Valley from vineyards owned by the estate. For the 2013 bottling there is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot that is aged in a mix of 75% French oak barrels and 25% American oak barrels. Of these 35% are new, this is aged for eighteen months before bottling. This is one of our favorite value wines, as this comes in at $40.00 but drinks closer to a $60.00 plus bottle.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2024.

Rating:

92 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Provided as a sample from the estate. Can be purchased for $40.00 from the estate.