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 acidity. Farmed sustainably, fermented with native yeast and crafted with minimal intervention in the cellar, Flowers Chardonnay is a pure expression of the rugged and extreme Sonoma Coast.
“Bursting with fresh, salty acidity, this appellation wine conjures the coast from which it comes, offering beguilingly soft layers of elegant richness. Apple, pear, nutmeg and a whiff of lemon meringue play well on the palate, with plenty of length and breadth to impress.” 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast, July 2020
TASTING NOTES: Fresh aromas of citrus, white flower and pear. Pure orchard fruit flavors are framed with delicate oak notes. Persistent acidity and chalky texture lead to a refined, long and juicy finish.
VINTAGE NOTES: With mild temperatures leading to a long growing season and a surprise-free harvest, the 2018 vintage can only be described as idyllic. Alternating spells of cool and warm weather during bloom led to varying berry sizes, perfect for developing complexity in the wine. Morning fog, afternoon sunshine and a lack of heat spikes throughout the summer allowed for a long ripening period that developed fruit with excellent natural acidity and beautiful flavors.
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.
AGING: 100% French Oak (18% new) for 11 months. Aged for 3 months on lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay