2014 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

The Sonoma Coast’s rugged, well-drained terrain and direct proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean allow us to grow and produce Chardonnay with fresh, bright fruit flavors, complex minerality and brilliant acidity. Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is sourced from some of the finest family owned vineyards within the extreme Sonoma Coast appellation including Flowers’ Camp Meeting Ridge Estate Vineyard. The grapes are harvested in the early morning hours to ensure the fruit arrives at the winery cool and ready for whole cluster pressing. On the crushpad, clusters are carefully hand-sorted before being gently pressed.

Tasting notes: Light straw hue. Expressive aromas of citrus zest and lime-blossom are highlighted by honeysuckle and wet flint. The palate is heightened by a compelling, site-specific coastal minerality, textural salinity, and precise acidity that carry brilliantly through the finish. A true expression of both the grape and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean.

Brandon Nash – Dhall & Nash – January 2016

92 Points

Straw colored, full, thick rim.  The bouquet begins quite mealy, leesy, nutty & fresh with pecan, cinnamon and nutmeg spice.  Ripe tropical fruit characters such as mango, peach and pineapple, highly concentrated and ripe fruited, dense across the palate with mouthwatering acidity finely integrated in the wine.  Soft, round and creamy palate structure with butterscotch & red apple skin flavours, finishing long and finely textured.  A generous Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, displaying full ripeness, richness and complexity, with spice and minerality on the finish.