2014 Flora Springs Chardonnay Flora's Legacy

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


Tasting Note:May 26, 2016

This was the last of the three Chardonnays we got from Flora Springs Winery for #ChardonnayDay. Slightly lighter in color than the Jon Nathaniel Chardonnay. Definitely has more butter than both the JN and the Family Select. A fun undertone of perfume and juicy fruit gum. Quite smooth from the start with moderate acidity (7/10) and medium bodied. Beautiful citrus notes on the palate that turn a little creamy and a little floral. Long and lingering finish. Softened nicely over two hours, can see how this will continue to gain complexity and integrate even further.

Super limited and small production bottling by Flora Springs. Total production size is 3 barrels or around 75 cases. This bottling is made in honor of Flora Komes, who inspired the founding of Flora Springs. Sourced from their own estate vineyard in Oakville and Carneros. Aged and fermented in 100% French oak for 10 months, around 70% are new. Only 50% malolactic fermentation. Great bottling that will definitely benefit with age.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2020.


88 points.

Price Point:

$$$ - Sample provided by Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard. Can be purchased at the Estate or online $70.00.