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2016 Flora Springs Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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September 19, 2021 - $61



93James Suckling

Super rich, bold, concentrated cabernet with a ripe blackberry and blueberry core that delivers a very long, polished and regal style. Boldly delicious cabernet.

91+ The Wine Advocate

...notes of warm cassis, red plum compote, redcurrant jelly and wild blueberries with touches of underbrush, garrigue, wild sage and wood smoke...palate is full-bodied, firm and chewy with mouth-filling black fruits and loads of red berry accents, finishing long and grippy.

91Wine Spectator

...ripe, polished, hedonistic...mocha frame around creamed plum, boysenberry and açaí berry, fleshy finish lets the fruit play out, while the mocha edge lingers prominently.


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.


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.