A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Malvasia.
The Sauvignon Blanc-based 2020 Soliloquy is a complex, multi-layered blend of white varietals offering evocative notes of pomelo, lime blossom, apple, hazelnut and stone fruit. Sauvignon Blanc anchors the wine with bold flavor, zesty acidity and serious weight, while the Chardonnay rounds out the blend with a creamy leesy quality. The Malvasia brings alluring citrus and floral notes. Soliloquy is an impressive, crowd pleasing wine, ideal for Saturday night dinner parties with friends.
91pts James Suckling "Aromas of fresh mango, elderberry and jasmine. Medium-bodied with a pleasant texture. Stone and tropical fruit on the palate, with nice, lively energy. Not overdone, but restrained and focused. Tasty. Drink now."
Flora Springs Soliloquy is named for their proprietary Sauvignon Blanc clone, an outstanding and singular clone which is entirely unique to Flora Springs. The clone was certified in the late 1980s by UC Davis as distinct from more common Sauvignon Blanc clones in Napa Valley. The clone nearly went extinct when the vines became diseased and had to be pulled. It took 3 years in a lab, two years in a nursery, and three years in the ground to bring back and preserve this precious clone. After that Soliloquy became a personal project of General Manager, Nat Komes. Komes conducted numerous blending trials over a three-year period to re-create the Soliloquy wine he and his family remember so fondly.
For Flora Springs it all began over 20 years ago, when Jerry and Flora Komes bought the first vineyard - a vineyard with lots of history, great soils and two ghost wineries. Their retirement project became a lifetime passion for son John Komes and daughter Julie Garvey and their families. John quickly talked the family (including another brother Mike Komes) into making wine. Julie worked side by side with John as the first two years they made the wines. Julie’s husband Pat Garvey took over the vineyard side of things. In 1980, Ken Deis was hired as winemaker and he has been part of the family ever since.
750ML / 14.2% ABV