Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

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Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017
$49.99

SKU 11388

750ml Bottle

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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 varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; what they didn't know was that their path would eventually lead them cross country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast from their home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In 1989, after many information-gathering trips to Napa and Sonoma, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above the Pacific Ocean on the northern Sonoma Coast. With the same determination they drew on to build their successful nursery business; the Flowers proceeded with the dream of producing their favorite cool-climate varietals in a place they believed uniquely suited to growing them. 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 farmed to Flowers' specifications by their own crews.

Using organic and sustainable farming practices, Flowers carefully nurtures Chardonnay from vineyards located on the 'extreme' Sonoma Coast. The grapes benefit directly from the influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean which provides cool daytime breezes during bright sunny days to ensure proper ripening and chilly evening fogs to guarantee lively acidity for freshness in the finished wines.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Flowers
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastThis well-made, widely appealing wine is inviting in jasmine and orange-blossom aromas, with a tension of energy and focus in its well-integrated acidity. The oak is behaved and quietly complementary, boosting the hints of nutmeg and gingerbread.

Virginie Boone, July 1, 2020
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast gives subtle notes of ripe pears, allspice and applesauce with pineapple and lemon juice sparks plus a hint of baking bread. Medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing, it has a lovely creaminess to the texture and touch of nutmeg on the savory finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 13, 2018
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VinousThe 2017 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is textured and inviting, with gently lilting fruit and lifted, precise aromatics that give the wine its distinctive feel. Hints of lemon, chamomile and apricot grace the soft finish. Understated and gracious, the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a pretty wine to drink now and over the next handful of years.

Antonio Galloni, May 2019