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 in the summer allowing the fruit to fully mature, yielding fresh, complex flavors and lively acidity.
In 2010, Flowers adopted native fermentation for all of its winemaking. At the same time, they began their conversion to biodynamic and organic farming.
The vineyard’s wines 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. All of our fruit is hand-harvested into small bins in the early morning to protect the fruit and preserve freshness.
With its deep garnet hue, Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 offers aromas of wild strawberry, pomegranate, cranberry, savory dried herbs, and violet. On the palate, layers of blood orange and hibiscus are framed by fine-grained tannins, coastal minerality and brilliant acidity that culminate in a lengthy finish. Enjoy this fine wine with a tender steak, roasted chicken and duck or grilled salmon.
Boasting sweet aromas of citrus zest and lime-blossom, highlighted by honeysuckle, the palate of Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014 is heightened with a coastal minerality and precise acidity that carry brilliantly through the finish. Pair it with fish, shellfish and vegetables, or crackers with sharp cheddar.
Find Flowers Wines at Roche Bros. stores in Downtown Crossing, Sudbury, West Roxbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley.