This is why we love that Sonoma Coast and all its cool-climate, sea-kissed glory. Rich and lusciously spicy, the core of cherry compote is wrapped in layers of red fruit, black tea, forest floor and minerality. The vintage shows its cards in edgy acidity on a focused cruise to a long, savory finish. Grab a glass, stand barefoot on the lawn, and set your auto-reply to “in a meeting.”
The folks at UC Davis said it couldn’t be done. When Walt and Joan Flowers saw a newspaper ad for 321 acres of land on the Sonoma Coast, just 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, they were immediately intrigued, but took pause. Only a few families – the Hirsches and the Bohans – were successfully growing grapes in such a cool part of California. Thankfully the Flowers ignored the ‘experts’ and planted Camp Meeting Ridge in 1991, so named for its history as an indian encampment and later, a site for religious retreats. Today Flowers is known for making some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in America.
Offers a rich and lusciously spicy aroma, with flavors to match, as well as a deep core of cherry compote, berry, currant and red plum accents that glide across the palate. Unctuous midpalate, featuring a long, cream-filled finish. Drink now through 2026.