Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 123143
  • white wine
  • W&S95
  • V93
  • WE92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

Stunning bright gold color with exceptional clarity. The classic estate chardonnay exhibits subtle pear and white floral aromas layered over a hint of distinctive beeswax. The rich and layered texture of the wine supports fresh flavors of ripe apple, pear and Meyer Lemon. A typical sea-salt minerality marries the flavors and delivers a lengthy and satisfying finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The transparency of this wine gives it a slight edge over Flowers's Moon Select for the moment. It's a long, arching arrow of lemon and orange citrus flavors, a grand wine buoyed by oceanic leesiness that brings oyster shells and kelp to mind. Grown predominantly with a selection of old Wente material from the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros, this has the intensity of a red wine, the supple refinement and welcoming grace of a fine chardonnay."
95 Points

"The 2010 Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge emerges from the glass with hints of butter, dried pears and almonds, all supported by French oak. Rich, vivid and totally textured, the 2010 impresses for its fabulous overall balance and sheer class. The Meeting Ridge is done exclusively in oak, which gives the wine a level of palate presence and oiliness. The phenolic material in the fruit is tangible."
93 Points

"Fresh and snappy, with vivid lemon-citrus-infused green apple and pear. Lively acidity gives this a mouthwatering vitality. Subtle oak adds aroma and texture."
92 Points

"The acidity in this Chardonnay stars, giving it a mouthwatering tanginess. There’s a solid core of apricot, lime and tropical fruit flavors that give needed richness. A mineral note adds bracing grip. The dryness is just fine, keeping the wine worthy of repeated sipping."
92 Points

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As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture. They knew they wanted to produce their favorite varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; what they didn't know what that their path would eventually lead them across the country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast. In...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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