Flowers Andreen-Gale Cuvee Pinot Noir 2006

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Dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and red plum with hints of mineral, dried herbs and orange b...

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Light color. Muted nose. A bit short with a chalky aftertaste. Read more

Very good. Not too expensive. Read more

This was amazing. Seriously amazing. The flavors are beyond fantastic as they blend together. And for under 40 a bottle.... seriously wonderful. ... Read more

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User Reviews for Flowers Andreen-Gale Cuvee Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
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3.00 5
06/03/2009

Light color. Muted nose. A bit short with a chalky aftertaste.


Snooth User: jimswan
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4.00 5
08/14/2009

Very good. Not too expensive.


Snooth User: ctillsley
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5.00 5
09/06/2008

This was amazing. Seriously amazing. The flavors are beyond fantastic as they blend together. And for under 40 a bottle.... seriously wonderful. Not as meaty as cab but it certainly can hold its own.


External Reviews for Flowers Andreen-Gale Cuvee Pinot Noir

External Review
04/29/2010

92 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide"Taut and nervy aromas of Pippin apples backed up by sweeter wisps of Gala apple perfumes are filled out handsomely by quiet but intriguing notes of chalk and other minerals as well as a mild but evident dollop of creme brulee oak. If this wine's first notes hint at limits, its succeeding impressions convince that there are both depth aplenty and impeccable balance here. Admittedly, you will need to be a fan of firm, crisp Chardonnays, and, if so, this one comes straight up your alley."92 Points - Wine & Spirits"When this wine is freshly opened, oak accents its pungent spice, while the silken cherry fruit is submerged below. Tasted a day later, the pointedly red fruit lasts far beyond the oak and its tannin, with a lingering perfume. This needs several years of age to show its best with rare prime rib."Winemaker's notes:"Dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and red plum with hints of mineral, dried herbs and orange blossom. Rich & well balanced in the mouth. Ample, elegant structure and lively acidity. Long supple tannins. Drink over the next 3 years."


External Review
04/12/2011

92 Points - Connoisseurs' GuideTaut and nervy aromas of Pippin apples backed up by sweeter wisps of Gala apple perfumes are filled out handsomely by quiet but intriguing notes of chalk and other min


Ratings & Tags for Flowers Andreen-Gale Cuvee Pinot Noir

126967 Snooth User: TUDOR
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Winemaker's Notes:

All fruit rigorously hand sorted and fully destemmed with no crushing. Pre-fermentation "cold soak" 4-5 days depending on lot. Full native yeast primary fermentation. Punchdown frequency depending on tannin structure of the given clone and the dynamics of fermentation. Total skin contact ranged from 16-22 days depending on extraction and balance. All ferments gently basket pressed and put to barrel on full fermentation lees for ML. Minimal racking with only one assemblage (retaining "light lees") in early Spring allowing the blend to "marry" in barrel prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:

Dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and red plum with hints of mineral, dried herbs and orange blossom. Rich & well balanced in the mouth. Ample, elegant structure and lively acidity. Long supple tannins. Drink over the next 3 years.

All fruit rigorously hand sorted and fully destemmed with no crushing. Pre-fermentation "cold soak" 4-5 days depending on lot. Full native yeast primary fermentation. Punchdown frequency depending on tannin structure of the given clone and the dynamics of fermentation. Total skin contact ranged from 16-22 days depending on extraction and balance. All ferments gently basket pressed and put to barrel on full fermentation lees for ML. Minimal racking with only one assemblage (retaining "light lees") in early Spring allowing the blend to "marry" in barrel prior to bottling.

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3444 cases produced.

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 40% new barrels; 100% French Oak Total Time in barrel: 17 months

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.44
Total Acidity: 0.610 grams per liter

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