Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards

V Appellations
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 155
Vintage: 2018

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards

V Appellations

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from five spectacular Napa Valley nested appellations
  • Hand-selected barrel lots from Howell Mountain, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville and Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
  • Masterfully blended for Premiere Napa Valley by winemaker Paul Steinauer and the John Komes family
  • Aging in small French oak for more than 20 months to produce a wine that is rich, refined and ageworthy


This Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of over 40 years of winegrowing in the Napa Valley, sourced from our family's estate vineyards and top growers in the Howell Mountain, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville and Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley nested appellations. From the spectacular 2018 vintage, this Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits the best characteristics of each nested appellation, including the strength, power and concentration of Howell Mountain; the warm brambly deeply-flavored fruit typical of St. Helena; the minerality, earth, violet and sage notes of Rutherford; the finesse, refinement and black cherry/raspberry flavors of Oakville; and the bright fruit, soft texture and elegance of Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Aging in French oak barrels for over 20 months, this is an engrossing, serious, refined and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, a testament to the varietie Napa Valley does best.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Paul Steinauer

Winemaker, Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards

Winemaker, Paul Steinauer

Born in St. Helena, California Paul studied Marketing and Finance at the University of Oregon. He worked five harvests at Joseph Phelps Winery between school years before realizing that wine was his true calling. In 1990, he jumped at the opportunity to join the Flora Springs team as Assistant Winemaker, crafting wines that best express the well-cared-for fruit and distinct vineyards owned by the Komes and Garvey families. In 2008, Paul was promoted to Winemaker at Flora Springs.

Country born: USA

Education: Marketing and Finance at the University of Oregon

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Paul's wine education has come through experience in the cellar at Flora Springs, enology courses at UC Davis,
and since 1993, through his tasting group that includes winemakers at several Napa Valley wineries. He counts
the magnificent estate fruit from Flora Springs 650 acres of vineyards throughout the Napa Valley as a real boon
to his task as a winemaker. At Flora Springs, we're able to have seamless communication between the farming
side and the production side, says Paul. He credits Vineyard Director Pat Garvey and President John Komes
with keeping the quality of Flora Springs' wines a top priority as evidenced in the sustainably-farmed vineyards
and recent addition of a new press and sorting table to gently handle all of Flora Springs estate fruit.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley V Appellations 24
Heitz Cellar 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lot C-91 24
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