2004 Flora Springs Trilogy
More Bordeaux than California in style. Leather and eucalyptus opening to plum flower aromas. Moderate dark red fruit flavors, balanced acidity and tannins, medium finish. A classic dinner wine, better with fine steaks or lighter meats. If you have the current vintage (2007), consider holding it for a few years.
WHO: Flora Springs
WHAT: Red blend of three grapes (hence the name “Trilogy” – cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc. (Some other vintages have a bit of petit verdot or malbec)
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $54 (media sample)