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Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012

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Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 is 100% Pinot Noir aged for 11 months in 100% French oak (25% new). A deep ruby color, this California red offers elegant, layered aromas of wild strawberries, cranberries, savory dried and forest floor on the nose. On the palate, flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate with fine-grained tannins, nice minerality and bright acidity with a lengthy finish.

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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 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/14/2015

Medium-weight yet assuredly tannic, with a core of vivid raspberry, cherry and spice notes, ending tight and chewy. Drink now. 20,000 cases made.


External Review
10/10/2013

Bright ruby color with violet hues on the rim. Blackberry and briar patch come forward in the initial aromas and evolve into high-toned cherry and bergamot orange. Flavors of dried black cherries and savory herbs complement the bright acidity and supple tannins which frame a lingering and silky finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/14/2015

This beautiful Pinot Noir is a blend of various vineyards throughout the appellation. It shows classic coastal acidity, dryness and silkiness, with appealing raspberry, red licorice, cola and pomegranate flavors, wrapped into finely ground tannins. Decant and drink now.



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Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 is 100% Pinot Noir aged for 11 months in 100% French oak (25% new). A deep ruby color, this California red offers elegant, layered aromas of wild strawberries, cranberries, savory dried and forest floor on the nose. On the palate, flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate with fine-grained tannins, nice minerality and bright acidity with a lengthy finish.

Dietary Information: Organic


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