1997 Robert Sinskey Reserve & 97 Flora Springs Napa - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 11-15-2006

Ha dthese 2 lovelies at the club today for lunch with a buddie. Was having lots of laughes so didn't really pay too much attention to the juice but the generalities are as follows....The Flora is as finished as a wine can get. Lovely mouthfeel with loads of juicy fruits and a long finish. Has to be inte 91/92 range as it was a whopping 20 by the box. Will revisit soon. The Sinskey is much tighter with loads of tannins still to resolve but with enough fruit and acid to take the 3-5. Will absolutely be in the outstanding range. Was overshadowed by the more accessible Flora. WW

- Glass_A_Day - 11-15-2006

WW, how long in general do you age your Flora bottles? Am a new believer after the honeymoon and would like to continue putting them back.

- winoweenie - 11-15-2006

The solid vintage Napas are 8-10 to peak generally while the Trilogys and Hillsides need 10-12. Am still drinking the 02 and 04s of both of the latter. Normally they will go another 6-10 after peaking. WW

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- wondersofwine - 11-16-2006

WW, did you mean to say you are still drinking the 92's and 94's? '04's would be kinda young.

- winoweenie - 11-16-2006

As usual the fat-fingers dint' type what the old febble mind told them. Yeppo WOW, I meant the 92s & 94s. WW