‘Tis the season for festive wine releases like Flora Springs Winery’s 2016 Gingerbread Estate Holiday Red Blend. This is a classic blend of Bordeaux varietals crafted from grapes grown in their estate Rutherford and Oakville vineyards. It’s a seasonal, wine club members only release that comes in a beautifully etched bottle with a colorful Christmas design. The story behind this year's bottle comes from a family holiday tradition, in which Nat Komes—General Manager of this family-owned and operated estate—decorated gingerbread houses with his brother and grandmother Flora.
It boasts aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry kirsch, cola and holiday baking spices. Its strikes an impressive balance on the palate with its firm but approachable tannins, silky and full mouthfeel, and complexity of flavors. Fresh-baked cherry pie, black currant, warm baking spices and a hint of sweet vanilla grace the luscious palate.
This exclusive wine comes as an annual release, special for wine club members, and is etched and hand-painted. While the design changes each year, the quality inside never wavers, and wine club members look forward to receiving this one-of-a-kind offering each year. Made in a versatile and food-friendly fashion, it pairs well with holiday meals like honey-roasted ham, buttered turkey, rib roasts and more!
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