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2018 Flowers Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)

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2018 Flowers Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)

On Sale: $39.94 (was: $49.94)*

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Former nursery owners Walt and June Flowers are two of the unsung pioneers of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and now with a 30-year track record, their wines are a perennial hit among longtime Sonoma Coast Pinot fans. Today’s 2018 is one of their appellation level cuvees, from high elevation, coastal vineyards, and it's been a staple for many years thanks to its price, reputation, and food friendly complexity.

Everything in Flowers’ 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is done with a light touch; very little new oak, very little stems, but a ton of classic Pinot flavor shining through. Winemaker Chantal Forthun has been working with Jeremy Seysses (Domaine Dujac) in recent vintages, paring down their stable of wines and the quality is really hitting a sweet spot, particularly in 2018, which was a “sensational vintage for Sonoma” (Dunnuck). This was a near ideal year, with a long leisurely growing season, and high up in the coastal vineyards the grapes had plenty of time to develop flavor slowly. Flowers’ 2018 is “perfumed, light on its feet and exquisitely beautiful” (Vinous), and is great price for a wine with an incredible track record and clear sense of place. Cheers!

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck: "Lots of spice box, earthy forest floor, cherries, and redcurrant notes define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied and balanced, with good acidity and a great finish. As with everything from this estate, it's impeccably made and high-quality."

*Offer publication date March 21, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.