Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

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Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017 750ml
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SKU 00538

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Using organic and sustainable farming practices, Walt and Joan Flowers carefully nurture Pinot Noir in their estate 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.

At Flowers, Pinot Noir is partially de-stemmed to provide a 75% whole-berry environment in our small open-top fermenters. Pinot Noir is cold-soaked for five to seven days at a temperature of 45° F and the hand-punching-down begins. After the cold-soak period, the fermenter is warmed to 68 °F to 85 °F and wild yeast carries the fermentation to showcase the terroir and complexity. Once fermentation is complete the wines are left in contact with the skins for 10-15 days to further enhance flavor and color development. Free-run wines are drained using natural gravity flow to French oak barrels and the remaining skins are gently pressed in a small traditional basket press. All wines are aged between 14-16 months in small French oak barrels from Burgundian Coopers. The Flowers' philosophy is to retain all of the natural vineyard elements while hand-crafting Pinot Noir. This ensures the true expression of their unique vineyard sites when the wines are enjoyed.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Flowers
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
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Wine SpectatorBig and rich, with flavors of plum tart, dried strawberry and red currant, supported by crunchy acidity. Cedar and hot stone notes emerge on the pure-tasting, minerally finish. Drink now through 2024. 23,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2019
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VinousThe 2017 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a very pretty appellation-level Pinot from Flowers. Rose petal, crushed flowers, sage, mint and crushed berries are all nicely laced together, with a touch of whole cluster influence that adds attractive aromatic overtones. Medium in body, gracious and light on its feet, the 2017 has so much to offer. What a pretty wine this is.

Antonio Galloni, May 2019
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Wine AdvocatePale ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast gives up intense scents of kirsch, violets, rose hip tea and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of garrigue and dried Provence herbs. Medium-bodied with delicate floral and red fruit layers in the mouth, it has wonderfully satiny tannins and a long, lively finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 13, 2018