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1997 Flowers Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge Moon Select

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
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SKU: 113910-1997-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 1997 Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge Moon Select is ambitious and concentrated. Along with the additional level of extract comes elevated tannin and copious toasty new oak. The wine should settle down, but it does not appear to be a sure bet. Although forceful, rich, and concentrated, it is lavishly wooded and extremely tannic. After 1-2 years of bottle age, it can be drunk over the following decade. Look for a higher score if the tannin and wood become better integrated.
    Drink Dates: 2001-2010
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Tight and a touch earthy at first, but it opens to reveal chunky ripe plum, cherry, mushroom and cedar notes. Turns firm, with anise and tar. Tannic.
    Drink Dates: 2001-2008
    Author: James Laube
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  • In 1989, Walt and Joan Flowers' quest for a cool climate vineyard site lead these former nursery owners to answer a short classified ad for land on the rugged Sonoma coast of Northern California. Atop 1,150-1,875-foot high ridges overlooking the Pacific Ocean, they have grown and produced quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay since the inaugural vintage in 1993. Flowers holds two estate properties: Camp Meeting Ridge, 23 acres of vines planted on the original property; and Flowers Ranch, 47 acres of Pinot planted from 1998-2001 on a second property. Both of these parcels benefit from abundant sunshine during the growing season, with the warmth tempered by the fog and cool wind off the ocean. Case production is around 15,000 cases each year. The finished products are consistently praised as excellent representations of the extreme terrior of the Northern Sonoma coastline.

    See other similar producers:Hanzell Vineyards,Littorai,Marcassin

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 13 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors