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Flowers Pinot Noir 2002

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Very pure blackberry aromas, fresh and well delineated. An extremely harmonious wine displaying more mineral precision than the Hirsch. Very primary today showing the juiciness and fruit intensity of the best burgundies. Finishes extremely long, with the tannins buried under fruit. Delicious now.

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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 Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
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4.00 5
06/03/2009

Skunky fruit and mulch on nose. Soft and luscious in mouth. This would please anyone.


Snooth User: boulderbeach
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4.00 5
04/28/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Flowers Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2011

The 2002 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard exhibits abundant amounts of sweet, wild mountain fruit characteristics intermixed with raspberries and flowers. There is good acidity (which may help it to age unusually long), tremendous fragrance, impressive pu... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/18/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2010

The 2002 Pinot Noir Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of black raspberries, cherries, toast, and flowers (acacias or violets?). While ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Kistler Pinot Noir Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth 750ml


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12/20/2008

Kistler's daughter gets her name on the 250-case lot of 2002 Pinot Noir Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth. This wine is spectacular, and while I don't like to choose between daughters, it gets a slight nod over the Cuvee Catherine because it just seems to have a few more layers of flavor crammed into its medium to full-bodied personality. Wonderfully floral, raspberry, and kirsch notes emerge from this wine, which also shows a touch of toast, some crushed stony, rocky notes, and beautiful texture and vibrant acidity. I wouldn't be surprised to see this wine age effortlessly for 10-15 years. It is certainly a terrific Pinot Noir which, as I said last year, comes across as California's Musigny.



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Very pure blackberry aromas, fresh and well delineated. An extremely harmonious wine displaying more mineral precision than the Hirsch. Very primary today showing the juiciness and fruit intensity of the best burgundies. Finishes extremely long, with the tannins buried under fruit. Delicious now.

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