a fourth to remember...

Paul Revere; artist Gilbert Stuart

we wish you all a safe, memorable and proud 4th of July celebration...

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,
A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

to celebrate the fourth we've chosen four hand-crafted wines that reflect the hard work, ethic and infectious spirit of the American family. We've tasted the wines with Paul Gardner, the brand manager of Flora Springs Winery, and find the Komes & Garvey families continue to produce distinctive, truly American wines.

flora springs napa cabernet 2006...
everyone knows that Napa is one of the best places in the world to grow cabernet. The vineyard sites of Flora Springs yield terrific fruit that produce classic estate bottled Napa Valley cab. This is a red with big, ripe, sweet fruit that isn't shy as it runs across the palate and slides with a smooth finish.

flora springs napa merlot 2007...
merlot is a favorite among seekers of soft supple red wine, but this bottle is an ambitious, delicious ready to drink effort. The vintage shows full throttle strawberry and cherry with hints of raspberry and cocoa spice; and yes it's really, really OK to enjoy merlot.

flora springs napa chardonnay 2008...
the knock on the door is of peaches and pear with hints of pineapple. This white brings it with bright acidity and subdued oak tones that make it a delicious wine that pairs well with food, and a wonderful sip on its own. Open the door to this throwback; a chardonnay with the classic style that once was a true ambassador for new world chardonnay.

flora springs trilogy 2006...
90 points RP wine advocate / robert parker
this red blend of Cabernet, Merlot with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is all about delicious notes of cedar, black currant and sweet dark cherry . This is a ready drink with elegant texture, great purity and length kept in focus with stunning balance. It will drink well over the next 7-10 years.

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