Perched on top of soaring coastal ridges that border the Pacific Ocean, Flowers’ estate vineyards were some of the first planted on the “extreme” Sonoma Coast in 1991. Flowers’ vineyards rise up just two miles from the rugged Pacific Ocean cliffs at elevations of 1,150 to 1,875 feet. The maritime breezes and coastal fog cool the vineyards during the heat of summer allowing fruit to fully mature with fresh, complex flavors and lively acidity resulting in wines with a distinct coastal minerality and bright natural acidity.
James Suckling 94 points – Aromas of sliced apples, lemon curd and hints of pineapple. Full-bodied with peach and pineapple flavors. Layered and beautiful. Lovely tannic tension. Flavorful finish. Savory. Drink now..May/2019
WINEMAKING Using organic and sustainable farming practices, we carefully nurture Chardonnay in our 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. Our Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard, situated at over 1,200 ft in elevation, was among the first vineyards planted in the area. Established in 1991, the vineyard is planted primarily to Chadonnay with the majority of the vines being Hyde-Old Wente clonal selections complimented by plantings of Dijon clones 76 and 95.