Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Deeply colored dark red and ruby. Effusive of forest floor; brambly and earthy, the bouquet is packed with blackberry, raspberry and earth notes. Flavors of sweet plums, black cherries and toasted oak are balanced and well integrated with a big mouth feel, refined tannin and long finish. Drink now or cellar up to 4 years.
"A classy, rich Pinot. It's delicately structured, with a transparent silkiness. Tight in acidity and also somewhat tannic, but showing great finesse, with a spicy core of raspberries, cherries, cola, lime zest and minerals. Drink now through 2015."
"Sea View Ridge is the most recent estate planting at Flowers, 22 acres completed between 2000 and 2003. It's also the highest in elevation, rising to 1,875 feet, well above the fog that churns off the Pacific two miles away. The coastal cool is right there in the wine, in the tight raspberry scent, the saltiness and the refreshing finish. That coolness carries a vast array of complex aromas, hinting at carrot roots, iodine, chocolate and earth, all subtle backdrops to the fruit. As befits pinot from a favored site, this one is presented as a transparent view to the soil and climate, unburdened by any varietal or winemaking baggage. It's worth a visit. "
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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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the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
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