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🍷 INSPIRED AND DEFINED BY THE SONOMA COAST:- Flowers Pinot Noir

Here at Learys Liquor Cabinet, it's right around now we start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. No, we don't want to rush things, but with early frosts, droughts, and slowed transportation, sourcing wine that we love for the coming holiday season has proven to be challenging- but not impossible! We have our connections, and after 52 years in the business, we have many friends in the wine world who are always ready to supply us with the best. That's why we're posting this very special wine for all our blog subscribers, today!


Armando has chosen a Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, one of the largest American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Sonoma, California. Covering over 500,000 acres of land, only a small fraction is planted to wine. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay dominate in this region.


Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2020

$44.99




Don't wait‼ This one will be gone before you've ordered your Thanksgiving turkey.


WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2020 vintage on the Sonoma Coast was marked by below-average rainfall, a warm growing season, and lighter yields. Precipitation levels varied along the Sonoma Coast, with coastal areas having higher rainfall than areas inland. Budbreak and bloom arrived earlier than historical averages, by about 8-12 days. A long, warm summer paced the rest of the growing season, leading to an early harvest.


WINEMAKING

Sourced from a small selection of family-owned vineyards on the Sonoma Coast as well as our Sea View Ridge estate. Each vineyard is carefully chosen for its farming practices, coastal influence, and fruit standards.


Harvest occurred early after the warm summer of the 2020 vintage. Following 100% native yeast fermentation, the wine was aged for 10 months entirely in French oak barrels, 18% of which were first-use barrels.


Tasting Notes

Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has notes of dried currants, ripe rose petals, and black tea. Dark cherry flavors are balanced with fresh acidity, persistent mid-palate, and a lifted finish.




Food Pairing


Duck, Goose, Turkey, Game Birds



Estate History

Among the first to see the potential for growing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along the fog-shrouded Pacific Ocean, we have refined our understanding of our estate properties with each passing vintage. Sometimes referred to as the “far” Sonoma Coast, our rugged, windswept vineyards represent extreme viticulture in the pursuit of crafting wines representative of time and place.


Working in agricultural isolation on the edge of the coast, just north of the town of Jenner, is done with a very specific goal in mind…to present a pure expression of one of the world’s truly exceptional places to make wine. Our organic and biodynamic practices emphasize our approach as stewards of the land, resulting in healthier vines and higher quality soils. Our commitment to stewardship along with our organic and biodynamic farming practices have been unwavering constants of our winemaking philosophy since our inception.


First planted in 1991, Camp Meeting Ridge is our flagship estate vineyard and the source for Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay and Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir. Situated a mere two miles from the ocean at nearly 1,500 feet, its fruit combines elements of chilly coastal weather and mountain character. Perched on a knoll above the fog line, its carefully contoured vine rows bask in sunshine throughout the growing season while the ambient temperatures remain cool.


Recognizing the potential of another remarkable site even closer to the water, 43 acres of Sea View Ridge were planted almost entirely to Pinot Noir in 1998. Over the years, it has been our custom to make a single Pinot Noir that tells the story of Sea View Ridge, but this is a wild and diverse place. In fact, it is more like a mosaic, a collection of vineyard blocks, draped over rugged ridges along the ocean. Each of these blocks has different traits, giving rise to wines with distinctive characteristics.



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