2005 Flora Springs "Trilogy" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
*Editors' Choice* A drop-dead gorgeous red blend that continues Flora Springs’ fine streak of Bordeaux-style wines. Full-bodied and dry, it’s balanced and rich, with complex flavors of currants, minerals, cedar and spice. The tannins are strong, but ultra-refined. Drink this high quality wine now and through 2015.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The vintage is exemplified beautifully by the 2005 Trilogy. This is a superb example of this proprietary red. Beautiful deep red, blue, and black fruits all intermingle with some crushed rock, lavender, and spice box in a very scented bouquet. In the mouth, it is layered, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, gorgeous purity, and length. This is a stunning wine that should drink nicely for 15 or more years.
One of the best Trilogy bottlings I have had in years! The '05 shows a ripe core of berry fruit with a firm structure and ripe fruit tannins. Hints of coffee, mocha and asian spice add the extra touches. Drink now with some air or hold for 5-7 years. (Trey Beffa, K&L Wine Merchants)