$64.99 x 6
|Bottles per case
|Price range per bottle
$50.00 – 99.99
White Table Wine
Flowers Vineyard & Winery
Flowers Vineyard is a true Sonoma Coast pioneer. Strong advocates of organic and sustainable farming practices, their estate vineyards perch just inland from the Pacific. This rugged (some might say “extreme”) AVA benefits from cool maritime breezes, clear days, plenty of sun exposure for ripening, and chilly evening fog that produces an unmistakeable fresh acidity in the finished wines.
Grapes were hand-harvested into small bins through the early morning hours when the fruit was still cool, then sorted by hand. Bunches were gently whole cluster-pressed; juice was settled, then moved to French oak barrels (new and one to two years old) for primary and malolactic fermentation in temperature and humidity-controlled aging rooms. Each barrel was stirred by hand twice a month. (This traditional method, batonnage, whisks up the yeast and fine sediment known as lees that naturally settles in the bottom of the barrels.) This detail encourages soft texture and complex mouth feel in the finished wine. After blending in early summer, the wine aged in bottle prior to release.
Bright citrus notes, white flower, nuances of white peach and hints of flint. The palate is energetic with acidity and tension balanced with flavours or orchard fruit, finishing long and bright.
“This is really tangy and vivid with sliced lemons and green apples with stone and white peaches. Some flowers and botanicals. Medium body. Firm and fine phenolics and a fresh finish. Drink or hold.”
94 points, James Suckling, November 2023
“Soaring lemon cream aromatics accented by notes of seaspray, lemongrass and beeswax mark this coastal Chardonnay from Flowers on the Sonoma Coast. The palate is fresh and linear. Oyster shell salinity, bee pollen and grilled lemon make for a savoury balance with delicate crushed chalk minerality.”
93 points, Clive Pursehouse, Decanter, October 2023