2014 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir SKU #1280300

Price: $39.99

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Professional Reviews

K&L Notes

Honestly there is not much that we can say about Flowers Vineyards & Winery that even a wine neophyte does not already know. Many times we can use this platform to launch the new, the unheard of or the up-and-coming, but this time we are here to emphasize just how good these wines truly are and how they've continued to get better and more refined over time. There are a lot of people out there, including our staff, that have a preconception of what these wines are -- big, bombastic, full-bore wines that are pushed to one side of the polar scale, but at this point that couldn't be further from the truth. From rosé to Pinot Noir to Chardonnay to their top-end single vineyard efforts, these wines are all about balance, freshness and fruit and have exceptional purity. (Bryan Brick, K&L Domestic wine buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Stephanie Vidales
    By: Stephanie Vidales
    6/20/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Open aromatics of red berries, dried herbs, orange zest and slate are shown in this elegant Pinot Noir from Flowers. This wine is medium in body, has bright acidity, spectacular balance and true Sonoma Coast minerality. Give this wine a little air, and you'll be very content with this delicious Pinot!
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    6/20/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is refined and light bodied, with vibrant acidity. Intriguing aromas of candied plum and violet are underpinned by earthy forest floor and white and black pepper notes. The fruit sourced for this wine comes from the Fort Ross-Seaview area, and there is a coastal, slightly briny minerality that reflects the unique nature of the terroir, reflected in its long finish. This Pinot is a lovely example of when Burgundian wine making traditions meet New World fruit and terroir. Traditional basket presses are used and only native yeasts aid in the fermentation, which adds complexity and elegance to this domestic beauty.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    6/20/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Made from Dijon clones planted in the Sonoma Coast appellation, this is showing great power and concentration, and lifted aromas of red fruit and baking spice with wild herb notes. It’s both powerful and precise, which makes for a wine that you can enjoy tonight, but will also blossom as it ages.​
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    6/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Made in a lovely, open-knit style, both aromatically and on the palate the 2014 Flowers SC Pinot Noir tows the line perfectly between boisterous and restrained all at the same time. Imparting aromas and flavors of dried strawberry, rhubarb, Bing cherry, shaved fennel, baking spices and cherry cola. The palate doubles-down with the aforementioned but savory dark fruits show through with a splash of fresh violets and ocean air incorporated in to the mix. I will freely admit that I’ve always been a fan of Flowers, but this year each and every wine they poured was nothing short of ethereal.
  • Bryan Brick
    By: Bryan Brick
    6/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    There are few wines in the $40 price range that are as automatic as Flowers Pinot Noir. Whether it is a special occasion, power meeting or just treating oneself the wine is pretty much gold vintage to vintage. That is rare in the wine world: that no matter what Mother Nature brings in the vineyards, what drinking trends are changing or what is the flavor of the month Flowers PN always succeeds. This year the wine is pure Sonoma Coast in its aromas and flavors, dark fruited and full of foresty aromas of pine and redwood with a touch of sea salt the nose and more of a blue fruited power on the palate. This broadens and soars with flat out delicious flavors of blueberry, cola, sea foam and subtle violet tones. Add in the long, umami driven finish of iron, clay and sous bois and you have one of the biggest can’t miss Pinots on the market today.
  • Muriel Sarik
    By: Muriel Sarik
    6/15/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    If you are looking for a red wine for summer drinking, this is it. It works on several levels. It's light bodied enough to go with picnic foods and warm days yet still has lots of flavor for just sipping. The Flowers Chardonnay, Rose and Pinot Noir are a perfect ensemble for the upcoming warm weather events.

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