Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 60266
  • red wine
  • W&S92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • W&S95
  • 1998
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

The aromas of this wine are, again, distinctly forward and multilayered.

The clean brightness of fruit is what sets this vintage apart.

A predominance of "red fruits" is accented by a touch of exotic East Indian spice and a "kiss" of well-seasoned French oak.

The texture is plush and round with the underlying structure and acidity not becoming apparent until the late palate and finish.

This Pinot was a joy to blend with it never ceasing to amaze us how the sum can be so much greater than the parts.

And there were several parts! Five key vineyards and five minor ones were the sources for the blend this year; with two of the key vineyards being Camp Meeting Ridge and our new ranch off Fort Ross Road.

The purity of this wine is what is so striking and reflects the preciseness and delineation of fruit that was a common denominator in many of the Pinot lots this vintage.

Drinking surprisingly well for such a young wine, I believe this vintage will continue to evolve and improve over the next 3 years.

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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in 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. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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