$69.99 x 6
|Bottles per case||
|Price range per bottle||
$50.00 – 99.99
Red Table Wine
Flowers Vineyard & Winery
The dramatic landscape of the Sonoma Coast, with its rocky, well-drained soil and elevated proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean, produces Pinot Noir with fresh, bright red fruit flavours, complex minerality, and brilliant acidity. Flowers sources fruit for this wine from small family-owned sites, as well as their own Sea View Ridge Estate vineyard.
Harvested in the cool hours of the very early morning, fruit was hand-sorted and de-stemmed, but not crushed, prior to fermentation. After a week-long cold soak, the loose berries were fermented by native yeast in small open-top fermenters. The wine was left on skins for almost three weeks. Pressed in a traditional basket press, the wine was settled overnight, then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (mostly old or second fill), where it was cellared for one year on fine lees prior to racking and blending just before bottling.
Aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, dried herbs, violets, and forest floor. On the palate, bright blood orange and hibiscus are framed by broad, fine-grained tannins, characteristic Sonoma Coast minerality, and bright acidity. Try with roasted Muskovy duck breast and cherry sauce, served medium-rare.
“This has nice tension and tannic framing. Full-bodied, firm and lightly chewy with freshness, and spicy character to the ripe strawberry and cherry on the finish. Drink or hold.”
93 points, James Suckling, October 2022