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Flrora Springs and the white wine Emojj

White wine lovers who text, post and share their current sipping sipping status are incomplete. While there is a rainbow of cocktail emojis and even  2 beer options, there is only the red wine emoji.

Help Flora Springs advocate for the white wine emoji by wearing your button and spreading the word!


#Flora Springs#White wineEmoji @Flora Springs on all your social media posts and let us see your love of white wine.

For a limited time when you purchase the #WHITEWINE EMOJI 3-pack or complete a tasting of our current white wine releases. You get an exclusive #WhiteWineEmoji button.

Flrora Springs and the white wine Emojj

White wine lovers who text, post and share their current sipping sipping status are incomplete. While there is a rainbow of cocktail emojis and even  2 beer options, there is only the red wine emoji.

Help Flora Springs advocate for the white wine emoji by wearing your button and spreading the word!


#Flora Springs#White wineEmoji @Flora Springs on all your social media posts and let us see your love of white wine.

For a limited time when you purchase the #WHITEWINE EMOJI 3-pack or complete a tasting of our current white wine releases. You get an exclusive #WhiteWineEmoji button.

Flora Springs has created a cabernet blend that celebrates the incredible fusion of three varietals that define elegance.

Your time swirling and sipping this incredible selection is long past due. This is bliss in a bottle.

The original “Trilogy” – a combination of Bordeaux varietals cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc – goes back 32 years ago 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 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?



California winemaker Bob Blue has a fascinating story to tell about things began.

“Years ago, when I was just starting out as a winemaker, it was almost unheard o

to get French oak wine barrel and American oak  barrels were for whisky, not wine. But we still needed barrels to age our wine, so we purchased new and used  bourbon barrels. Today, American and French oak wine barrels are commonplace, so the inspiration for 1,000is a nod to the way things were.

The California Gold Rush was a period of courage, bravado and curiosity. It was with these characteristics in mind that we crafted Gold Rush Red. Grapes chosen from the golden hills and valleys of California were blended to create this bold, adventurous testament to that intrepid spirit.

Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel form the backbone of his wine. Petite Syrah and Merlot were then selected to add complexity to this intense blend.

Each lot began in traditional French and American wine barrels. Then in true 1000 fashion, winemaker Bob Blue divided the blend, finishing it in a combination of new and used bourbon barrels. The result is a signature 1000 Stories profile: a bold wine with intriguing notes of dried herbs, charred vanilla and a pleasant hint of smoke.

Winemaker icon Dave Phinney has created “Locations” wine group with a simple concept: “Make the best possible wine from a given country or location.”

Four selections proudly carry the flagship of his new wines.

NZ7- New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc ($19.99) is crisp and aromatic with notes of luscious grapefruit, gooseberries, freshly mown grass and ripe tropical fruit. The wine has a bright and fresh enticing introduction on the palate with balanced fruit and acidity and a clean mineral finish.

WA5- a Washington red wine ($19.99) is an exciting blend of Syrah, Merlot and Petit Sirah. It is deep purple in color with aromas of wild blueberries, cassis and enticing whispers of forest floor. Dense flavors of plum and milk chocolate open the curtain to violet, anise, black tea and brown spices cascading in silky tannins on the finish.

F5- is a luscious red wine ($19.99) from some of the best regions in France – a blend of Grenache, Syrah and assorted Bordeaux varietals. Notes of raspberry, rhubarb and wild strawberry are complemented by enticing aromas of tobacco, lavender and rose petal. Cranberry and other red fruit adds a touch of savory notes.

E5- a blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, Monastrell and Carignan – captures the nobility of Spain.  Dark, polished amethyst in the glass, the blend boasts notes of white pepper, tobacco and black currant. A silky mouthfeel with a palate of dark plum, black raspberry and hints of French vanilla closes with subtle black cherry on the finish.



Flora Springs has created a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that celebrate winemaking skills and define elegance. Your time swirling and sipping these incredible selection is long past due.

Opaque and densely purple, this is a rich, beautifully extracted Cabernet Sauvignon ($50) offering an opulent nose of black cherry syrup, blackberry preserves, vanilla, brown butter and a whisper of anise. Its warm, cozy flavors entice the palate with cedar. Supple tannins frame the full-bodied mouthfeel of this classic Napa Cab, that leaves a lasting impression of the St.. Helena, Oakville and Rutherford terroir.

The Napa Valley Merlot ($30) is a perennial favorite at the winery, it was known to be Flora Komes’ “go to” wine as she loved its bright fruit flavors and smooth supple texture. The enticing varietal opens with aromas of Bing cherry, fresh raspberry, plus surprise hints of cocoa and fresh mint.The palate bursts with red fruit flavors and notes of cedar, orange tea and baking spice.

Indulge your hedonistic side and uncork this pair tonight.

The song during the seventh ending stretch is as traditional as those crackerjacks, popcorn and a cool drink.

But why just pick a boring beer? Lots of wine varietals are standing alert ready to be called into the roster

Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer which has become the unofficial anthem of North American baseball, although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song.[1] The song’s chorus is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game. Fans are generally encouraged to sing along, and at some ballparks, the words (GIANTS) “home team” are replaced with the team name.

Chardonnay called into to the game, pairs beautifully in tune with “Buy me some peanuts”.  The oakey, buttery taste compliments the salt in the nuts.

A sweet, cold Riesling brings out the sugar in the box of Crackerjacks, toy included.

If hot dogs are on the line-up, then grab a bottle of Zinfandel with its deep purple hue and full body. .Or make up some pairings of your own.

It’s time to “Play Ball.”






Stop reading this and go out and buy these two winners from Chile’s Gato Negro.

For guests looking to pair their overnight dinner plans with a sustainable supper. Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 from Central Chile is the perfect choice at only $4.99. The lengthy fermentation process produces high fruit intensity with smoothness on the palate. The wine is eye catching dark ruby in color. One sip will unravel intense fruit – berries, cherries and cassis with meld beautifully with vanilla and chocolate notes.

A perfect pairing for pasta, cheese or game birds is Gato Negro’s 2017 Pinot Noir. Bright ruby hue entices the palate with ripe cherry and raspberry. In the glass, the wine is fresh with good acidity and soft tannins

Georgos, an emerging wine company that has taken the best of American innovation and Greek tradition and put it into  a bottle right in the Sonoma Valley, is proud to launch its latest vintage.

The Cabernet Sauvignon selection Ithaka, is a small Greek island located in the azure blue Aegean Sea, the enchanting setting of Homer’s classic, “The Odyssey”, where Penelope, wife of King Odysseus remained faithful to him for 20 years while he fought the Trojan Wars until his return. This cabernet, named Penelope’s Spell after his wife, the hallmark of loyalty and true love.


The selections are the brainchild of engineer-turned wine company founder Georgós Zanganas.He decided to import the highest quality fruit from Greece to make wines suitable for the American palate: fruit forward, soft tannins, and clean tasting .These super-premium Greek Wines are blended, finished and bottled with reduced sulfites.

Ios-Aphrodite Kiss: a 2016 Dry Rosé of Agiorgitiko (until recently the most commonly cultivated grape in Greece) that has all of the flavor of a Pinot Noir with the crispness of a Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented with skins on for 16 hours, it contains hints of apple and peach. Unoaked. The rose is fresh and named for Aphrodite, the goddess of love and a tiny Greek Island in the Mediterranean Sea, Ios known as the party island, nothing could be more fitting for the beautiful pink wine.


The first thing you feel when you pick up a bottle of Don & Sons wine is the label.

Yes, Really.

It’s a luxurious suede that is remindful of cuddly blanket in front of a crackling fire.

Both the Big Smooth Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon (both $15) are sourced from premier vineyards in California’s famous Lodi region.

The Zinfandel with its eye-catching purple label is a blend of 81 percent Zinfandel, 13 percent Petite Sirah and 6 percent Merlot. It opens with explosive aromas of black cherry, blackberry and fig. American oak aging produces toasted coconut, vanilla and dill lift from the glass. On the palate cascades of boysenberry, pomegranate and red currants seduce the taste buds. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Malbec – has enticing aromas of blackberry, cherry, plum and mint. The first sip engages the palate with blackberry cobbler, currant, toasted sage and spearmint and lingers in a smooth finish.


Spanning over 26,000 miles, the Pacific Crest Trail bends to the rugged, fertile lands of Washington’s wine country. The Pacific Crest Wine Co. seeks to capture the scenic beauty and adventure that defines the Pacific Northwest.

The 2015 Chardonnay ($16.99) is an extraordinary varietal that belongs on your table. The Columbia Valley showcases grapes with profiles ranging from tropical to warm apple. This selection is balanced with notes of apple, cinnamon, honeycomb and warm croissant that exits with a long, balanced finish.

The Pacific Crest Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99) pays tribute to the compelling beauty of its namesake. Pure fruit flavors mirror a style that offers depth and structure. Balanced flavors of black currant, blackberry and clove are complimented dusty tannins and a long finish.

In the 1830s, rugged explorers traveled west on the Oregon Trail and were rewarded with the fertile hills of the Willamette Valley. The Oregon Trail Wine Co. produces an exceptional Pinot Noir ($19.99) with rich aromas of red cherry, baking spice and pepper. Bright notes of cranberry, rhubarb, spice and a candied fruit quality give way to a subtle mouth feel.