Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

$45.99
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Item No. 100470
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • W&S95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • W&S93
  • 1998
  • W&S95
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Showing balanced depth and complexity, light straw to golden color, aromas unfold with layers of lemon, pear, apricot and wet stone minerality. This vintage shows crispness on the palate, with a lush and balanced citrus finish.

Critical Acclaim

"During his tenure at Flowers, from 2000 to '08, Ross Cobb honed this chardonnay into an icon of the far coast. He blended this wine from sources in the Petaluma Gap, the Russian River Valley and a significant portion from Flowers' Camp Meeting Ridge. And though it aged for eight months in French oak (20 percent new), it tastes like eating fresh, perfectly ripe fruit, like the pink bitterness of peach near the pit or the creamy pulp of a white nectarine. Stay with it and you might find bright citrus and some green tropical fruit as well. It's balanced and composed, with the rich scent of a broth made from lobster shells-a saline, mineral character that suits it to crab."
95 Points

Learn About Flowers Map ItMap It

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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