Sonoma Coast’s rocky, well drained terrain and elevated proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean allowed the team at Flowers to grow Pinot Noir with fresh, bright red fruit aromas, complex minerality, and bright acidity. Specific clones were selected for added aromatic complexity. The fruit for the 2019 Sonoma Coast Rosé was sourced from some of the finest family-owned vineyards within the extreme Sonoma Coast appellation, including the Flowers Sea View Ridge estate vineyard.
The grapes were gently hand sorted before being gently whole-cluster pressed. Juice was light in colour, brilliantly fresh in its acidity, and marked by red berry and delicate rose petal aromas. The juice was drained via gravity into a small stainless steel tank for a night of settling before being transferred to a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels. Finally, the wine was fermented by naturally occurring yeast, and malolactic fermentation was stopped before completion to maintain the desired level of acidity.
Elegant and distinct with aromas of peach, strawberry, and subtle hints of rose petal. Bursts of fresh citrus colorfully drive the palate and are balanced with flavors of nectarine and stone fruit. A silky entrance coupled with fresh and uplifting acidity leaves you with our signature coastal expressiveness.