2001 Flowers - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

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Collector 89
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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/14/2003
Drink Dates: 2006-2009
This wine is made up of a blend of ten vineyards including Camp Meeting Ridge and Flowers' new ranch off of Fort Ross Road. Brilliant clear red colored wine with Sonoma Coast derived aromas of red fruits, caramel, light spice, saddle leather, some new oak, a touch of anise, and candied plum. Fruit wrapped in smooth caramel continues on the palate but the tannins are a little obtrusive at present. Give the wine a few years and the velvety nature of the wine will reassert itself.

Rating: 88
Author: Kenneth A344
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 10/27/2009

Average rating: , based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

175 bottles owned by 68 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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