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1992 Flora Springs Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill or better; light label condition issue

ITEM 8094869 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8117707 1 $71 Feb 20, 2022
I8106366 1 $70 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

Serves up a broad range of complex flavors?tiers of currant, plum, black cherry and spice?then finishes with prune and anise nuances that add some exciting dimensions. Finishes long and rich, with smooth, polished tannins.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

The 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve boasts a dark, opaque ruby/purple color, a big, smoky, black-cherry, cassis, and chocolatey nose, full body, plenty of tannin, and a ripe, rich finish....

PRODUCER

Flora Springs

Flora Springs, in St. Helena, Napa Valley, was founded in 1978 when Jerry and Flora Komes bought the former Louis M. Martini Winery. Their grown children joined them and the extended family today runs a 650-acre estate with vineyards through Napa Valley. Flora Springs is still owned and operated by the second and third generations of the Komes family. Flora Springs’ first successes were with Chardonnay but since then the estate has also produced highly regarded reds, including its Cabernet Rutherford Hillside Reserve and other single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignons. The winery was one of the first in the region to introduce a Meritage-style red wine and its blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, called Trilogy, remains one of its signature wines. About 40,000 cases of wine are produced annually.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.