Flora Springs

Trilogy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.137 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 82% Cab Sauv, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, showing aromas of currants, black fruits and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry preserves, black cherry and plum with hints of cacao, cedar and vanilla spice. Fully body, great mouthfeel, firm expressive ripe tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit, spice and a touch earthy. Very Nice! Wow!

A blend of 82% Cab Sauv, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, showing aromas of currants, black fruits and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry preserves, black cherry and plum with hints of cacao, cedar and vanilla spice. Fully body, great mouthfeel, firm expressive ripe tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit, spice and a touch earthy. Very Nice! Wow!

Sep 4th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, cassis, mossy earth, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, cassis, mossy earth, licorice, eucalyptus and oak. Great structure and soft tannins.

Aug 13th, 2018
Shay A
9.2

The main reason we visit Napa every year the first weekend in February is to attend the Trilogy Release Party. Trilogy was the first “nice” wine I had that opened my eyes to a difference in $15 bottles of wine and well crafted wine. Our 4th year in a row to attend!

This ‘15 at pop and pour was actually a bit of a turn off...muted and didn’t express itself at all. After 30mins in the glass, it changed dramatically. Soft fruits of blueberries and plums with toasted oak, licorice, and sandalwood. This reminds me of a more restrained version of the ‘12.

The main reason we visit Napa every year the first weekend in February is to attend the Trilogy Release Party. Trilogy was the first “nice” wine I had that opened my eyes to a difference in $15 bottles of wine and well crafted wine. Our 4th year in a row to attend!

This ‘15 at pop and pour was actually a bit of a turn off...muted and didn’t express itself at all. After 30mins in the glass, it changed dramatically. Soft fruits of blueberries and plums with toasted oak, licorice, and sandalwood. This reminds me of a more restrained version of the ‘12.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with notes of vanilla bean, anise, cinnamon, cassis, blackberries and more baking spices. A little dark cocoa with some air. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full body potential. A little spicy on the palate with lots of red and black fruits. Notes of cinnamon and sweet spices too. Long and lingering finish. Still just a baby that will improve with a few months, even years in the bottle.
Drink till 2030. (91+)


Release date is February 3rd. This is Flora Springs Flagship Cabernet-based blend, made up of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot. The fruit used in this bottling is exclusively from their family's estate vineyards in Rutherford (82%) and Oakville (18%). The 2015 vintage is aged for 18 months in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels. 5,400 cases produced.

Sample provided by Estate, Release party is this weekend. Retail price is $80.00.

Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with notes of vanilla bean, anise, cinnamon, cassis, blackberries and more baking spices. A little dark cocoa with some air. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full body potential. A little spicy on the palate with lots of red and black fruits. Notes of cinnamon and sweet spices too. Long and lingering finish. Still just a baby that will improve with a few months, even years in the bottle.
Drink till 2030. (91+)


Release date is February 3rd. This is Flora Springs Flagship Cabernet-based blend, made up of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot. The fruit used in this bottling is exclusively from their family's estate vineyards in Rutherford (82%) and Oakville (18%). The 2015 vintage is aged for 18 months in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels. 5,400 cases produced.

Sample provided by Estate, Release party is this weekend. Retail price is $80.00.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2018
David Russell

14.2%

14.2%

Oct 10th, 2021
David Walser

Back in CA attacking the cellar...not remembering where I acquired this but really enjoyed! Haven’t followed this winery for awhile but probably should. I don’t think I have any more of this.

Back in CA attacking the cellar...not remembering where I acquired this but really enjoyed! Haven’t followed this winery for awhile but probably should. I don’t think I have any more of this.

Sep 30th, 2020
Laura Allen

Great with a seafood boil! So good!

Great with a seafood boil! So good!

Sep 25th, 2019
Jim McGarry

Soft elegant can

Soft elegant can

Sep 13th, 2019
M. Christopher Roebuck

Needed this tonight. Going to drink the whole thing solo. A beautiful purple color, a seamless round bouquet of blue/berries, vanilla and cedar, and a hint of trailing cherry. I get a bit of cinnamon on the palate, with follow through from the black fruit. A slight hint of white pepper provides a wake up call.

Medium plus bodied. Medium minus acidity. No residual sugar. Pleasant, medium plus tannins.

Maybe I just really missed the United States of America, but to me this is fairly near the top of my scale at 94+ points. 2nd half of the bottle will be paired with my ribeye.

94+ points

Needed this tonight. Going to drink the whole thing solo. A beautiful purple color, a seamless round bouquet of blue/berries, vanilla and cedar, and a hint of trailing cherry. I get a bit of cinnamon on the palate, with follow through from the black fruit. A slight hint of white pepper provides a wake up call.

Medium plus bodied. Medium minus acidity. No residual sugar. Pleasant, medium plus tannins.

Maybe I just really missed the United States of America, but to me this is fairly near the top of my scale at 94+ points. 2nd half of the bottle will be paired with my ribeye.

94+ points

Jul 19th, 2019
Henry Fuseler

6/19. Another great Napa Cab blend. Bold and full of flavor.

6/19. Another great Napa Cab blend. Bold and full of flavor.

Jul 2nd, 2019