Flora Springs has created a red Bordeaux blend that celebrates the incredible fusion of three varietals that define elegance.
The original “Trilogy” – a combination of Bordeaux varietals cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc – goes back years when Flora Springs Estate set out to craft the best wine possible from wine lots selected from its vineyards. Over the years their wine wizards have added other Bordeaux varietals to the original blend that displays huge structure and rich fruit.
Its 2015 Trilogy ($80) combines cabernet sauvignon, malbec and petite verdot from estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville appellations in a heady, muscular wine. (Warning: this “big boy” is not for newbies. It is ferocious and, albeit, subtle.)
Open this seductive wine about 20 minutes before serving to allow aromas of Bing cherries, sweet cassis and blackberry to start the show. Then swirl and sip dark licorice, cola and cardamom flavors that explode on the palate and exit in a long, luxurious finish.
Pour this “big” wine with “big” foods such as prime rib, bold burgers and meat laden pastas.
Winemakers say this enticing, robust red wine can be enjoyed through the next decade; but why wait?