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Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, 2018

$48.00
Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, 2018

Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, 2018

$48.00
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Every Flowers wine is made to express the land where it was farmed. Our coastal proximity and high-elevation vineyards give our wine its
distinct minerality and fresh natural acidity. Farmed sustainably, fermented with 100% native yeast, and crafted with minimal intervention
in the cellar, Flowers Chardonnay is a pure expression of the rugged and extreme Sonoma Coast.
 
And, you know, it's funny...I don't ordinarily ascribe to critics' tasting notes, but, I really like what Suckling had to say about this wine:
“Aromas of sliced apples, lemon curd and hints of pineapple. Full-bodied with peach and pineapple flavors. Layered and beautiful. Lovely tannic tension. Flavorful finish. Savory.” – James Suckling.com
 
TRUE TERROIR
At Flowers, our wines express the unique land we farm.
Each bottle captures the coastal air, rocky soil,
vibrant cover crop and beautiful fresh flavors of our vineyards.
 
BALANCED. ELEGANT. EXPRESSIVE.
WINES THAT TELL THE STORY OF PLACE.
 
TASTING NOTES
Vibrant aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossom are balanced with rich flavors of Meyer lemon, pear, lemon custard and wet stone. Subtle oak notes
of sugar cookie and vanilla round out a rich mouthfeel with a long, full finish.
 
VINTAGE NOTES
The 2017 growing season began with sustained and intense rainfall.
Prolonged heat in July was followed by much-needed cooler weather in
August allowing for complex flavor development. Strong heat in September
brought challenges, but our dry-farmed vines were able to thrive in the warm
conditions. Cool marine air arrived just in time for harvest, a welcome respite
for a challenging growing season.
 
SOURCING
Sourced from a small selection of family-owned vineyards on the Sonoma
Coast as well as our Camp Meeting Ridge estate. Each vineyard is carefully
chosen for its farming practices, coastal influence and fruit standards.
 
FERMENTATION
100% native yeast
 
AGING
100% French Oak (18% new) for 11 months.
Aged for 3 months on lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay