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Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit was rigorously hand sorted and gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was settled off heavy lees and put to barrel for fermentation. Temperatures were in the 65-72 degree range followed by stirring of light lees for 4 months in barrel. Mostly native yeast and malo-lactic (ML) fermentations with only a few lots fermented using cultured burgundy isolates.

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Flowers Vineyard & Winery:
As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture. They knew they wanted to produce their favorite varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; what they didn't know was that their path would eventually lead them across country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast. After responding to a sma... Read more
As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture. They knew they wanted to produce their favorite varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; what they didn't know was that their path would eventually lead them across country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast. After responding to a small classified ad in a national wine publication, that's exactly where they landed. In 1989, after many information-gathering trips to Napa and Sonoma, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above the Pacific Ocean on the northern Sonoma Coast. With the same determination they drew on to build their successful nursery business; the Flowers proceeded with the dream of producing their favorite cool-climate varietals in a place they believed uniquely suited to growing them. Today, Flowers Winery produces 15,000 cases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from its two estate properties, Camp Meeting Ridge and Flowers Ranch, as well as select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA, which are farmed to Flowers' specifications by their own crews. In addition to direct consumer sales, the wines are sold to fine restaurants and retailers in the US and overseas. Read less

Member Reviews for Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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3.50 5
11/29/2010

Crisp, but still buttery baked apple aromas. Creamy and steely at the same time, there's a lot going on in this wine, fresh acidity gives way to a nice creamy finish.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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3.50 5
05/08/2012

Refreshing and crisp.


Snooth User: ScottLauraH
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3.00 5
09/07/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/21/2010

For this Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Flowers winery has maintained long-term contracts with vineyards. Extremely Burgundian in style, this is cool-climate Chardonnay at its best. Flowers has produces a white that is well-balanced, with a slight creaminess, while notes of mushroom and citrus reveal themselves on the palate.


External Review
04/12/2011

Showing balanced depth and complexity, light straw to golden color. White peach and lime citrus aromas. A clean wine with lean acidity refreshes the palate. Stone minerals and luscious melon equally c


External Review
09/13/2011

The aromatics feature light notes of peach and lemon curd, accented by a touch of toasty oak. Creamier and fatter on the palate than indicated by the nose, this showcases restrained stone fruit and florals with moderate acids on a clean finish. Shou... Geoffrey Binder. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Flowers Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/18/2010

Showing balanced depth and complexity, light straw to golden color. White peach and lime citrus aromas. A clean wine with lean acidity refreshes the palate. Stone minerals and luscious melon equally contend for attention in this mouth filling, delicious wine. Showing very well now and will continue to gain complexity for 1 - 3 years. - Winery


External Review
04/28/2010

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Flowers Chardonnay 750ml



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Tasting Notes:

Showing balanced depth and complexity, light straw to golden color. White peach and lime citrus aromas. A clean wine with lean acidity refreshes the palate. Stone minerals and luscious melon equally contend for attention in this mouth filling, delicious wine. Showing very well now and will continue to gain complexity for 1 - 3 years.

Fruit was rigorously hand sorted and gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was settled off heavy lees and put to barrel for fermentation. Temperatures were in the 65-72 degree range followed by stirring of light lees for 4 months in barrel. Mostly native yeast and malo-lactic (ML) fermentations with only a few lots fermented using cultured burgundy isolates.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Aged 8 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% French oak; 19% new Time in barrel = 8 months

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.56
Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter

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