Our 2020 Family Select Chardonnay comes from southern Napa Valley in an area ideal for growing Chardonnay, with cool morning fog and breezes to retain acidity and warm, sunny afternoons to guarantee ripeness. Bright and well-structured, this wine offers melon, red apple and Meyer lemon flavors spiked with honey, vanilla and brown spices. Fermented and aged in small oak barrels - primarily French – the wine has a creamy, mouth coating texture from twice-a-week lees stirring and a luscious buttery component from 45% malolactic fermentation. This irresistible Napa Valley Chardonnay is a great wine for dining al fresco, especially if you can enjoy a glass while watching the sun slip below the horizon.
10 months in 100% French oak barrels (40% new)
|Enjoyability:||Drink now through 2031 for optimum enjoyment.
The 2020 Napa Valley growing season began with a warm, dry winter, with no appreciable rain until the end of March. A mild spring season gave the vines a healthy start, and summer brought very cool mornings and warm days. This build-up to harvest was interrupted by two wildfires as we turned to the fall; The LNU Complex Fire started on August 17th and the Glass Fire started on September 27. At Flora Springs our white wine harvest began in early August, and the wines reflect a fine vintage year. Although smaller than usual, we were also able to move forward with red wine vinification from several of our vineyards. While the 2020 Napa Valley harvest was challenging, we are committed to bottling wines only of the highest quality.
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"While officially founded in 1978, grapes were first planted on this St. Helena property, located at the foot of the Mayacamas, in the late 1800s, which marked the start of Flora Springs’ fascinating history. The winery produces several different chardonnays, each with a unique flavor profile, from the juicy and tropical Family Select Chardonnay to the limited-production Flora’s Legacy Chardonnay, made from a barrel selection of the finest chardonnay of the vintage, in honor of Flora Komes, the inspiration for the winery.
Insider Tip: Flora Springs feels so strongly about the quality of their chardonnay and other white wines that the winery has been a leading proponent of the movement to introduce the #whitewineemoji." March 2021
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