Sonoma Coast pinot to me showcases the cooler coastal climate (although my colleagues will remind me that in some vineyards right next door is carneros where the temp can be warmer) with lighter bodied wines yet flavor packed. I find them also less burgandian, more fruit (strawberry/cherry) and less of the earthy mushroom characteristics. Both regions produce award wining wines and either are an excellent choice.
Enjoy how this bottle of Flowers evolved compared to the same vintage I tasted a year ago. Red ripe cherry with subtle hints of cinnamon spice and cranberry. Strawberry rhubarb rounds out the aroma's. The fruit is bright and extremely pleasing.
Wonderful flavor of strawberry with hints of the ripe cherry and cranberry. Just as I found with swirling the wine, the spice was faint and an excellent compliment to fruit. The finish was long and juicy begging you to fill your glass up often (never a problem here).
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