I thought this was an absolute gem, granted we enjoyed it in perfect circumstances with some Green Egg-grilled Filets. My only regret is that it might be a little early for this one to really show its true colors.
Many of you know what a fan I am of the ’13 Napa vintage, and this wine is a perfect example of why. It’s just so hard not to crack them open today, knowing that they will flourish in the years to come. So I’ll be trying to find this one again at my Costcos (price was $34.99) so I can lay a couple down in the cellar.
The nose was fresh, floral with some cedar and black fruit. Flavors of dark cherry fruit, anise and dark chocolate/mocha; it is more interesting every drink and over a few hours while the wine opens up; I’d recommend an hour decant, minimum.
The finish is dry and lasts forever making this wine the perfect complement for a medium rare Filet. Picked up some notes of clove and spice (nutmeg) on the finish along with further cedar notes.
The wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. I’m super impressed at this price as this one exceeds many top Napa names that I’ve tasted at twice the price.
I’m also a big fan of the Flora Springs Trilogy red blend that has been known to pop up at Costco from time to time so keep an eye out for that one too. I don’t think I’ve had a disappointing wine from this great producer.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 93 points (a CostcoWineBlog Recommended Wine)
Costco item number: 374424
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)