2019 Flowers Vineyards and Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

The Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot noir is fermented with ambient cultures, and the wine spends ten months in French oak, 18 percent new, before bottling. It’s a garnet rose color, deep but transparent, yielding a wildly floral perfume shot with fresh and dried fruits, petals, and herbs. The palate is embroidered with spiced botanicals: raspberry, dried strawberry, rose petals, cherries steeped in tea. The wine’s tannins are vanishing, while a note of woodsy sous-bois grounds the finish.

It’s a terrific wine to pair with roasts dressed with fruit compote; try pork, duck, or game birds. Also good with aged cow’s milk cheeses.

2019 Flowers Vineyards and Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Sonoma County

14.1% ABV | $55 (sample)

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