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Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

$39.98

SKU 3094

750ml

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v
92
wa
91+
d
90
Medium yellow in color. Aromas of straw, lemon verbena and honeysuckle mingle with layers of lemon meringue and lychee. Upon entry are flavors of lemon curd, honeydew, and hints of star fruit and wet stone, balanced with a touch of fine grained tannin. The crisp finish is countered with a spicy note of white pepper and lingers with coastal minerality.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand Flowers
  • v92

VinousThe 2016 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous appellation level wine. Intensely perfumed, with tons of sheer class, the 2016 has so much to offer. The tropical fruit, mint and floral notes are pliant and open in this creamy, polished Chardonnay from Flowers. This is a terrific introduction to the vintage.

Antonio Galloni, July 2018
  • wa91+

Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast offers up subtle lemongrass, grapefruit and nectarine notes with touches of chalk dust and fresh ginger. Medium-bodied with well-played freshness accenting the creamy texture and quiet intensity of stone fruit flavors, it delivers a long, minerally finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 27, 2018
  • d90

DecanterFrom the ’true’ Sonoma Coast on Camp Meeting Ridge, so-called because local Kashaya Indians and trappers once traded there. A subdued nose leads onto a palate that spells ripeness and power, countered by vivid freshness on the fluid, concentrated palate. A hint of smoke - this was fermented and matured in French oak - rounds out the rich palate, with ripe stone fruit peeping through alongside zesty, ripe lemon peel.

June 2018