Flowers Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

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90 points and 'Very highly recommended,' California Grapevine: Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, fairly intense, citrussy, pear and green apple aroma with undertones of toasty oak and a hint of butterscotch; medium-full body; rich, textured, green apple flavors with crisp acidity and a note of minerality; lingering aftertaste. 13.7% alcohol; 80% barrel fermentation; 100% malolactic fermentation; released November 2013. (May 2014)

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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 Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,155
3.50 5
09/15/2014

Bright nose with hints of tropical fruit. Fairly subtle on the palate. Fruit flavors of banana and citrus. Citrus implies acid. So, this wine has an understandable brightness and refreshing quality. A very quick finish leaves the palate completely clean. A predictably solid wine from a solid maker.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
4.00 5
09/20/2014

Excellent Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Extremely well balanced with lemon, a touch of butterscotch, vibrant acidity and a fairly long finish.


External Reviews for Flowers Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

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. - WineryCellared in 100% French Oak, 18% new, for 11 months.Alcohol: 13.7%pH: 3.49


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Source: We Speak Wine
04/30/2014

Offers a mix of citrus, white flowers and green apple notes in a fragrant, delicate style, ending with a clean finish. Drink now. 12,000 cases made. -JL 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. - WineryCellared in 100% French Oak, 18% new, for 11 months.Alcohol: 13.7%pH: 3.49


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

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 Cellared in 100% French Oak, 18% new, for 11 months. Alcohol: 13.7% pH: 3.49



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90 points and 'Very highly recommended,' California Grapevine: Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, fairly intense, citrussy, pear and green apple aroma with undertones of toasty oak and a hint of butterscotch; medium-full body; rich, textured, green apple flavors with crisp acidity and a note of minerality; lingering aftertaste. 13.7% alcohol; 80% barrel fermentation; 100% malolactic fermentation; released November 2013. (May 2014)

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