2019 Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast


You can thank high elevation and ocean breezes for the distinct minerality and fresh acidity in this pure expression of the rugged Sonoma Coast. Flowers is dedicated to wines of place, and this sustainably farmed Pinot Noir makes use of 100% native yeast and minimal intervention to bring out the terroir and nuances of a superb vintage. Red currants, forest floor, bergamot and sea breeze build an impressively balanced beauty of a light-footed red.

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.

Pinot Noir
10 months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak, 18% new
Sonoma Coast
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750 ml Bottle