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Flora Springs Sauvignon Blanc Soliloquy Vineyard 2013
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In 1977, Jerry and Flora Komes stumbled across a dilapidated wine estate in the heart of Napa Valley, California and saw its potential. Today the third generation of the family, the Komes’ and the Garveys, continues a legacy of winemaking excellence. Together they own 650 acres of prime Napa Valley vineyard land in some of the region’s most coveted subappellations, including Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Carneros. Each vintage, the best fruit (about 20%) is retained for Flora Springs, and the remainder is sold to neighboring Napa Valley wineries. The estate’s vineyards are organic and sustainably farmed. The red wines are produced using solar power generated from the 6,500 square feet of panels that the family installed at Komes Ranch in 2007. Inside the stone walls of the century-old winery are stainless steel and concrete fermentors specifically sized to match each vineyard block. Below the winery, is the family’s 1,000 foot cellar. Carved into the hillside, it naturally provides the ideal, energy efficient environment to age wines. Paul Steinauer, who began working as Assistant Winemaker in 1990, was promoted to Winemaker in 2008. [+]