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2016 FLOWERS SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY

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There’s a reason why many of California’s most iconic Chardonnay producers including Peter Michael, Marcassin, Martinelli, Fort Ross and Pahlmeyer all source fruit from the Fort Ross Seaview AVA.  The close proximity to the Pacific Ocean results in a long, cool growing season, which allows the grapes to reach their optimum potential.  The dramatic landscape and steep hillsides result in diverse soils, which adds to the remarkable complexity in the fruit.  One of the best examples is the 2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay which has stunning balance, intriguing complexity and lovely acidity.  With scores above 90 points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate  and Vinous, I wouldn’t wait to harvest some for your cellar.

With attention to every detail, Flowers hand-sorts their fruit on their custom-built shaker table before gently dispersing the berries onto the next sorting table where six sorters assess every cluster before allowing only the best fruit to pass through into the fermenters.  Gently transferred by gravity into small stainless steel tanks for fermentation, then French oak barrels for 12 months, the 2016 is really blossoming right now and should continue to bear gorgeous fruit for the next 2-3 years…

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Description

The 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast offers up subtle lemongrass, grapefruit and nectarine notes with touches of chalk dust and fresh ginger. Medium-bodied with well-played freshness accenting the creamy texture and quiet intensity of stone fruit flavors, it delivers a long, minerally finish.”
91 Points
 “The 2016 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous appellation level wine. Intensely perfumed, with tons of sheer class, the 2016 has so much to offer. The tropical fruit, mint and floral notes are pliant and open in this creamy, polished Chardonnay from Flowers. This is a terrific introduction to the vintage.”
92 Points

Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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