2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Black Moon Magnum

2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Black Moon Magnum

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Limit 3 bottles per person

In honor of Flora Springs’ history as one of the few Ghost Wineries in Napa Valley, each Halloween Nat Komes collaborates with artists he admires to create one-of-a-kind bottlings of a selection of our small-production wines. For our Black Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, Nat worked with Dennis McNett, a graduate of Pratt Institute whose internationally-renowned work has appeared in museums and galleries and also in The New York Times, Barney’s NY, on skateboards, and even on Van’s shoes. A ‘black moon’ has several definitions – all alluding to phases of the moon by month and season – and centuries ago pagans thought it was a time when certain rituals and/or spells were more impactful. McNett has illustrated this concept with circular artwork – etched and hand-painted onto each bottle - featuring the phases of the moon juxtaposed with images of bats in flight.

The wine comes from some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations, a warm and richly satisfying Cabernet that fills the mouth with flavors of black cherry syrup, blackberry preserves, vanilla, brown butter, praline and a hint of anise. The wine has a loose knit structure and is built for immediate enjoyment, yet a tangible streak of pleasant acidity promises ageability.

Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining and extended aging. This collectible bottle was hand-etched and painted and is truly a work of art. Only 60 bottles were created.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottles Produced:60 1.5 mL magnum bottles
Aging:18 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2026 for optimum enjoyment

On the Vine

The 2015 vintage in Napa Valley will be remembered for high quality but low yields. The growing season began with warm temperatures in late winter and early spring resulting in an early bud break. In May, colder temperatures during bloom caused fruit set to be uneven, yielding a much smaller crop compared to earlier vintages. Winemakers and vineyard managers worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly. The harvest, which was in full swing by mid-August, was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, and most vintners completed picking by mid-October. Although the continuing drought was a concern around California, Napa Valley received 75% of its annual rainfall average in 2015 making it less worrisome for Napa vintners.