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Flora Springs’s first wines for 2022 have arrived — two of its most iconic bottlings. Let’s dig in.
2020 Flora Springs Soliloquy Napa Valley – A mix of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and malvasia. Tart and acidic, with notes of inexperienced herbs and ample sauvignon blanc-driven ammonia notes actually driving the expertise. Fruit is in full impact as soon as that closely perfumed character begins to fade, with lemon and lime peel in roughly equal proportion. Touches of tropical fruit on the fade-out. That mentioned, it’s tight and aggressive effectively into the end, a wine for these in search of a punchy expertise that can undoubtedly wake them up. B+ / $50
2019 Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley – 75% cabernet sauvignon, 7% malbec, 10% petit verdot, 8% cabernet franc. Exceptionally dry initially, this 12 months’s Trilogy is well-weighted with notes of asphalt and darker spices, to not point out loads of intense tannin to maintain all the pieces in verify. Time in glass permits some fruit to percolate, however it’s sluggish going, currants and plums filtered via heavy tea leaf, cola, and darkish chocolate, with a end that whips collectively prune and clove notes. A bit robust going by itself, this one calls for a stable meal to again it up and preserve its heavier, extra daunting components in verify. B / $85