Flora Springs Vineyards and Estate is situated at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains within the Rutherford appellation. Founded in 1978 by Jerry and Flora Komes, Flora Springs Winery has been a family run operation for over three decades. Jerry and Flora's children, John Komes and his wife Carrie, along with Julie and Pat Garvey, have been the driving force behind the winery since its inception and still are today according to our Flora Springs wine guide. While a plethora of different grape varieties are used to produce their Napa Valley and Signature wine lines, it is their single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon series that receives the highest accolades within our Flora Springs ratings. In keeping with the Napa Valley green movement, almost all of Flora Springs' red wines are sourced from its organically-farmed estate vineyards, and all of their wines are crafted in the Flora Springs’ solar-powered winery and caves. To learn more about their wines be sure to check out our Flora Springs reviews below.
An extraordinary wine, among the greatest Cabs in Flora Springs’ long history. One hundred percent varietal, and made from a single clone, it shows fabulous density and serious weight, with dramatically rich blackberry, currant and cedar flavors anchored by a firm minerality. For all its power, the wine is balanced and elegant. An ager, it will drink well for at…
What a wonderful wine. So pure, so fine and so Bordeaux-esque, like a fine young Margaux that needs time. Made from 100% Cabernet grapes, it shows classic blackberry and black currant flavors, beautifully oaked, with smooth, polished tannins and a fleshy mouthfeel. A feminine wine, it has great charm now, and should develop in the bottle for many years.
A drop-dead gorgeous red blend that continues Flora Springs’ fine streak of Bordeaux-style wines. Full-bodied and dry, it’s balanced and rich, with complex flavors of currants, minerals, cedar and spice. The tannins are strong, but ultra-refined. Drink this high-quality wine now and through 2015.
An amazingly rich, complex and ageworthy wine. Made from 100% Cabernet grapes, it shows firm, plush flavors of blackberries and black currants, with a sour cherry candy tartness that’s clean and piquant in the mouth. But the wine is also very tannic, giving a dry astringency through the finish. Should reward time in the cellar. Best 2012–2018.
A wonderfully smooth, dry, complex young Cabernet, and yes, the tannins have that famous Rutherford dust. The wine is the opposite of a fruit bomb, with moderate alcohol and interesting flavors of herbs, cherries, blackberries and spicy sandalwood. As good as it is now, it should ride out the next 8–10 years.
Extremely complex aromas of black currants, violets, oak, cedar, and, yes, Rutherford dust. Very fine and complete, really classy, and already generous. Velvety and complex. These days, this is a relative bargain for a wine of this quality. There’s a lot of Merlot in the blend, but I felt compelled to include it anyway.
The winery’s most expensive Cab is its most tannic and complex. Clearly designed for long-term cellaring, it highlights oak, acids and youthful tannins. Even so, the massive black currant and cherry fruit erupts, seizing control and lasting through a long finish. Despite the size, the balance and harmony guarantee aging. Drink now through 2020.
Showing the best structure of Flora Springs’ impressive quartet of ’04 vineyard desigated Cabs, this is a firm, well-sculpted wine whose pedigree stands out, but it needs time. It’s a big, tannic, closed wine, dry and astringent. But there’s a gigantic heart of blackberry fruit, and I would be surprised if this wine doesn’t turn into a real beauty by 2010.