FLOWERS 2017 CHARDONNAY SONOMA COAST
The 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast gives subtle notes of ripe pears, allspice and applesauce with pineapple and lemon juice sparks plus a hint of baking bread. Medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing, it has a lovely creaminess to the texture and touch of nutmeg on the savory finish.
This summer I visited the “House of Flowers,” the winery’s new hospitality center on Westside Road in Healdsburg, as construction was wrapping up. The new space will be able to accommodate up to 200 visitors, and the winery’s purchase included Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines already planted on the property. “For the first time ever, we will be able to host guests!” head winemaker Chantal Forthun exclaims—Flowers’s two estate vineyards, Camp Meeting Ridge and Sea View Ridge, are too far out on the Sonoma Coast to host visitors. In addition to their two estate vineyards, Flowers continues to purchase grapes for its appellation wines.” Robert Parker 90 points