2017 Year of The Ox Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

2017 Year of The Ox Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

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Only 66 bottles made, limit 6 bottles per person

In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is the Year of the Ox, the second of the twelve Zodiac animals. The ox symbolizes quiet strength, and a person born during the Year of the Ox is said to be self-confident, balanced and resilient. Flora Springs celebrates this Zodiac sign with an etched and hand painted magnum featuring the playful resilience of this joyful beast of burden and the beauty symbolized by bamboo. 

This dense and polished red blend from 2017 shows ripe blueberry, black currant and fresh plum flavors layered with appealing notes of toasty oak, espresso, cola and vanilla. This is a full-bodied, boldly-flavored wine, supremely well-balanced with lively acidity, a generous texture and sleek, silky tannins. Presented in magnum, the wine is a great match for roast chicken, grilled leg of lamb, quiche Lorraine and creamy vegetable soups.

Looking for a truly unique wedding, anniversary, graduation, or birthday gift?
Delight anyone who is celebrating a milestone event in 2021 with this one-of-a-kind wine. Other years of the Ox include: 1937, 1949, 1961 , 1973 , 1985, 1997, and 2009..

Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining, for extended aging, and make stunning gifts.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:A blend of red varietals
Bottles Produced:Only 66 1.5 L bottles
Aging:19 months in French and American oak barrels
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2029

On the Vine

2017 began with winter rain, and lots of it, enough to fill reservoirs, replenish groundwater and bring a five year drought in California to an end. Our spring weather was mild, and due to the abundance of water the vines experienced vigorous growth. We were vigilant about canopy management, going through our vineyards and removing excess leaves to ensure the developing grapes had adequate sunlight and air flow.  With just a few summer heat spikes, it first appeared that harvest would proceed at a normal pace, but a heat wave over Labor Day weekend hastened picking during the first two weeks of September. Cooler temperatures arrived in mid-September, giving our red fruit extra time on the vine. Overall though, harvest was early in 2017; the last of Flora Springs’ grapes were harvested on Saturday, October 7.

Please note: This wine will ship the week of December 1. We will be in touch when your order is ready to ship.