Wow! Flowers always floors us with Pinot Noir, but this Pinot Noir, picked expressly to make rosé, immediately whole-cluster pressed, and 100% native yeast fermentation, crackles with electric fruit expression, so floral and blooming with peach and fresh chopped cherry aromas. Bone-dry, rapier-focused, this is what Pinot Noir Rosé should taste like!
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.