Flowers Vineyards and Winery pioneered the growing of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the rugged coastal ridges of the extreme Sonoma Coast. Joan and Walt Flowers had a simple goal, to make exceptional wine that captures the wild beauty of the land and the spirit of the Sonoma Coast. This idea continues to drive everything they do, farming responsibly, harvesting by hand, using 100% native fermentation, and making wine with minimal intervention. Their unwavering commitment to crafting distinctive wines that capture the spirit of the Sonoma Coast has been the bedrock of their success, and it will continue to drive them forward for years to come.
Winemaker Notes... Inviting and expressive aromas of bright red cherry, and raspberry are combined with hints of savoury ground clove spice and graham cracker. Nuances of graphite and sea salt bring another dimension that come together with a bright acidity driving a long, lively finish.
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck... Moving to the reds, the appellation 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was just about completely de-stemmed (2% stems) and spent 10 months in 18% new French oak. Lots of spice box, earthy forest floor, cherries, and redcurrant notes define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied and balanced, with good acidity and a great finish. As with everything from this estate, it's impeccably made and high quality.
91 Points Wine Enthusiast... This complex wine is thick in tannin and structure, with nuanced underlying elegance. Textured, it offers dried herb, clove, wild strawberry and a twist of blood orange on the palate, with acidity interwoven within the integrated oak.