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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir 2010
Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 123144)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep vibrant red color. Delicate floral notes of rose petal and bergamot combine with hints of forest floor, earth and ripe cherry. Flavors emerge with raspberry, red current and dried cherry with hints of graphite and other minerals. The wine's texture is elegant and smooth across the palate with an enduring finish.

Sea View Ridge Vineyard is situated at elevations ranging from 1,400 to 1,875 feet putting it well above the fog layer that fills the lower valleys during the warm summer months. As former seabed, the soils here on the ridge tops are shallow and rocky with a mix of volcanic soils in the lower blocks and broken sandstone and shale higher up which naturally reduces yields. Planted in 1998, the older vines produce fruit with layers of complexity and wines with exceptional natural acidity.

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About Flowers:

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 1989, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above the Pacific Ocean on the northern Sonoma Coast. Today, Flowers Winery produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from its two estate properties, Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard and Sea View Ridge Vineyard, as well as select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA, which are famed to Flowers' specifications by their own crews.