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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2009
Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2009
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Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light straw color. Attractive and delicate aromas of white flowers, tangerine and coconut are evident before opening up to green apples and crisp Anjou pear. Citrus and stone-fruit flavors develop on the palate with the characteristic lemon backbone of the Sonoma Coast. Medium bodied with a crisp and bright acidity the wine finishes with a distinctive coastal minerality. Delicious now or cellar through 2014.
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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.