Flora Springs has two dynamic selections, dressed up in etched, hand painted holiday bottles that will make the giver the toast of the season.
But, that’s if you really want to share this festive duo.
The 2015 Dashaway Chardonnay ($45) features a whimsical reindeer pulling a gift-laden sleigh flying over the Napa Valley vineyards on Christmas Eve. The watercolor artwork was created for us by self-taught artist and illustrator Ruth Harper chose the label colors carefully. “I wanted to use gold since Chardonnay is a golden-colored wine,” she said. “And, I thought the royal blues and purples were complementary and also expressive of the night.”
Grapes for the outstanding Chardonnay are sourced entirely from the family’s sustainably farmed vineyards in Napa Valley. The vintage shows off rich, ripe, caramelized fruit, hints of warm apple pie and notes of Bosc pear and almond paste. Careful fermentation gives the wine a creamy, open texture, and the long finish coats the mouth in delicious vanilla custard.
Flora Springs’ 2014 Red Wine Blend ($65) features an angel heralding “Joy to the World”. This extraordinary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (64 percent), Petit Verdot (19 percent)and Syrah (17 percent) entices the senses with rich core of blackberry, cassis, dark plum and black cherry flavors framed by lovely brown spice notes of cinnamon, cardamom and clove.
So, put another log on the fire and toast the season with warm wishes and full glasses.