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Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

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Not yet reviewed; 2012 vintage rated 90 points by both California Grapevine and Wine & Spirits, which also named it among the 'Year's Best Chardonnays': Flowers' multi-site chardonnay blend draws on their Camp Meeting Ridge estate as well as a handful of other far-coast plantings. In 2012 it's creamy and fresh, like a ripe pear bursting with juice. There's enough acidity to keep it frisky, while delicate floral aromas speak to the cool coastal sunshine that grew the vines.

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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

External Reviews for Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/27/2015

Light gold color. Alluring aromas of citrus zest and lime blossom are underscored with notes of lemon thyme. Fresh flavors of Comice pear and Honeycrisp apple are followed by a driving minerality on the mid-palate and a lingering finish derived from the vibrant acidity that is unique to the extreme Sonoma Coast appellation. - Winery



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Not yet reviewed; 2012 vintage rated 90 points by both California Grapevine and Wine & Spirits, which also named it among the 'Year's Best Chardonnays': Flowers' multi-site chardonnay blend draws on their Camp Meeting Ridge estate as well as a handful of other far-coast plantings. In 2012 it's creamy and fresh, like a ripe pear bursting with juice. There's enough acidity to keep it frisky, while delicate floral aromas speak to the cool coastal sunshine that grew the vines.

Dietary Information: Organic


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