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Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2000

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Located just 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the ranch consists of 321 acres with 21 acres planted to Chardonnay and only 8 acres of Pinot Noir. Elevations range from 1,150 to 1,375 feet positioning the vineyard above the coastal fog layer thus allowing generous amounts of sunshine during the growing season. This unique combination of abundant sunshine and cooling fog rolling in and out of the vineyard creates an ideal growing environment for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Soils in the vineyard are diverse with at least six marine and volcanic soil types present. The topsoil is shallow only 6” to 18” deep over metamorphic rock that allows for exceptional drainage. Years of study went into selecting proper root stocks and clonal selections for the initial planting and we continue to experiment and fine-tune today. The vines of Camp Meeting Ridge struggle for water and nutrients which limits vine vigor, reduces yield, and produces small berries with great concentration of flavors and aromas.

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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 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/30/2010

The 2000 Pinot Noir Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth is profound. An opaque purple color is followed by gorgeous aromas of white flowers, minerals, black raspberries, cherries, and toast. It is slightly tight (from high tannin), and boasts layers ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2000 Kistler Pinot Noir Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2000 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

The deep saturated ruby/purple-colored 2000 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard offers a beautiful perfume of violets, minerals, sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit, toasty wood, and earth. It is a Comte de Vogue Musigny-like effort without the copious ta... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2000 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/30/2010

The profound 2000 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine is similar to the Kistler Vineyard offering, with additional ripeness, density, and richness. The Cuvee Catherine is a wine of extraordinary ripeness and richness with intense violet aroma... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2000 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine 750ml



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Located just 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the ranch consists of 321 acres with 21 acres planted to Chardonnay and only 8 acres of Pinot Noir. Elevations range from 1,150 to 1,375 feet positioning the vineyard above the coastal fog layer thus allowing generous amounts of sunshine during the growing season. This unique combination of abundant sunshine and cooling fog rolling in and out of the vineyard creates an ideal growing environment for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Soils in the vineyard are diverse with at least six marine and volcanic soil types present. The topsoil is shallow only 6” to 18” deep over metamorphic rock that allows for exceptional drainage. Years of study went into selecting proper root stocks and clonal selections for the initial planting and we continue to experiment and fine-tune today. The vines of Camp Meeting Ridge struggle for water and nutrients which limits vine vigor, reduces yield, and produces small berries with great concentration of flavors and aromas.

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