Flora Springs Trilogy and Soliloquy are the two “flagship” wines from the Flora Springs Winery in Napa Valley, California, USA.
Trilogy is a Cabernet Sauvignon based red wine blend and Soliloquy is an Oakville Sauvignon Blanc.
In this two for one review, we’ll start with the Flora Springs Soliloquy Sauvignon Blanc and then move on to the Flora Springs Trilogy Red Wine.
I had help from my good friend Big Al with this review and together we’ll also share how Trilogy paired with our New York Strip steak dinner.
For more info, check out the Flora Springs website.
Samples of both wines received for review purposes.
Flora Springs Soliloquy Sauvignon Blanc Review
… Named for our proprietary Soliloquy Clone, this estate-grown wine reflects our decades of dedication to sustainable farming and commitment to innovative, artisanal winemaking.
We tasted the 2015 vintage of Flora Springs Soliloquy.
In the glass, Soliloquy is light brassy in color, similar to white gold.
Legs were tightly spaced and quite slow to fall.
Al described it as “very viscous.”
We also noted small, fine bubbles at the very bottom of the glass.
While not apparent from afar, up close we noted pear, sweet grapefruit and a little wood smoke.
One thing that amazed us both was how little, if any, alcohol burn we noticed.
Flora Springs Soliloquy alcohol content 14.4% by volume, per the bottle.
Given the sweetness of the aroma, I was pleasantly surprised with flavors of chamomile and light citrus.
Al noted some citrus on the soft palate along with a note of grapefruit zest. He agreed with my hint of chamomile as well.
We both agreed the wine had a long and enjoyable finish, lingering for a good fourteen seconds on the palate.
Overall, we both greatly enjoyed this wine.
Comments were: “Smooth, outstanding, complex, keeps me guessing and lots of pleasant surprises.”
Flora Springs Soliloquy price $50.00.
Flora Springs Trilogy Red Wine Review
Our family has crafted Trilogy, the finest Cabernet-based blend possible from our Napa Valley estate vineyards, since 1984.
The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 6% PV.
We tasted the 2014 vintage of Flora Springs Trilogy (public release February 2017).
In the glass, Trilogy is highly opaque. The color is very, very dark ruby and what little light shines through is cranberry in tone.
Legs are extremely fine, numerous and tightly packed, falling at various speeds in the glass.
When we observed the legs, we decided they reminded us of a distant view of snow covered ski trails on the top of a mountain.
As we started evaluating the appearance, we were immediately distracted by the wine’s excellent and complex aroma.
It was pronounced in intensity and fully developed.
For Al it was dominated by currant, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg.
For myself, my first impression was buttery pancakes! I later qualified it as caramel with a hint of tar.
I noted a mild sting of alcohol and best-guessed it to be 14.2%.
I was right on the money! Flora Springs Trilogy alcohol content 14.2% by volume, per the bottle.
The wine’s taste was nothing short of fantastic!
It revealed spicy currant, red fruits, cranberry, caramel and smoke.
Al even said “Hats off to the Komes and Garvey family!”
Mouthfeel and Tannins
The wine’s mouthfeel was velvety with a medium level of tannicity.
The tannins themselves were supple and noted all over the palate.
Trilogy gave us a long finish, dominated equally by the wine’s flavor and tannins.
We both enjoyed this wine immensely. Trilogy is complex, smooth and memorable in both aroma and taste.
There’s so much going on with this wine! The complexity was amazing and there was a great balance of all the different characteristics.
Everything was great! Highly recommend!
A fabulous blend that rises to the top of the sea of blends out there.
Flora Springs Trilogy price $80.00 with just 5,050 cases produced.
Suggested Food Pairing
Specific to Trilogy, we paired this wine with a New York Strip steak after our formal tasting.
With the steak, Trilogy retains a more fruit forward taste. It keeps its boldness even with a strong seasoning and not surprisingly the tannins become more muted.
The paring worked perfectly with this wine, but Trilogy also stands easily on its own as a superb sipper.
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