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Flowers Vineyard Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Stunning bright gold color with exceptional clarity. Our classic estate chardonnay exhibits subtle pear and white floral aromas layered over a hint of distinctive beeswax. The rich and layered texture of the wine supports fresh flavors of ripe apple, pear and Meyer Lemon. A typical sea-salt minerality marries the flavors and delivers a lengthy and satisfying finish. The 2010 growing season began with a very cool and wet spring. Budbreak began in the last week in March and set a very small crop of small but full clusters. Late May ra ins and cooler than normal summer temperatures enabled the moisture in the vineyard to support vine growth through the summer. Flavors developed slowly with the mild weather and balanced acid levels were preserved through harvest. Our proximity to the oc ean protected us from damaging late August heat spikes that affected many vineyards hardonnay at C amp Meeting Ridge the first week of October and yields were from our Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard’s 20 year old vines , this at Camp Meeting Ridge between October 4th and October 13th." -Winery

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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

"Stunning bright gold color with exceptional clarity. Our classic estate chardonnay exhibits subtle pear and white floral aromas layered over a hint of distinctive beeswax. The rich and layered texture of the wine supports fresh flavors of ripe apple, pear and Meyer Lemon. A typical sea-salt minerality marries the flavors and delivers a lengthy and satisfying finish. The 2010 growing season began with a very cool and wet spring. Budbreak began in the last week in March and set a very small crop of small but full clusters. Late May ra ins and cooler than normal summer temperatures enabled the moisture in the vineyard to support vine growth through the summer. Flavors developed slowly with the mild weather and balanced acid levels were preserved through harvest. Our proximity to the oc ean protected us from damaging late August heat spikes that affected many vineyards hardonnay at C amp Meeting Ridge the first week of October and yields were from our Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard’s 20 year old vines , this at Camp Meeting Ridge between October 4th and October 13th." -Winery

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