Flowers Vineyard & Winery Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
Light gold color. Alluring aromas of citrus zest and lime blossom are underscored with notes of lemon thyme. Fresh flavors of comice pear and honeycrisp apple are followed by a driving minerality on the mid-palate and a lingering finish derived from the vibrant acidity that is unique to the extreme Sonoma Coast appellation.
The Sonoma Coast's rocky, well-drained terrain and direct proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean allows Flowers Vineyard to grow and produce Chardonnay with fresh, bright fruit flavors, complex minerality and brilliant acidity. Their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is sourced from some of the finest family-owned vineyards within the extreme Sonoma Coast appellation, including Flowers' Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard. The grapes are harvested in the early morning hours to ensure the fruit arrives at the winery cool and ready for whole cluster pressing. Once at the crushpad, the clusters are carefully hand sorted before being gently pressed.