From the rugged Sonoma Coast appellation, 2 miles from the coast, comes this iconic Chardonnay. The 2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay offers aromas of straw, lemon verbena, and honeysuckle 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.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA
Aging: 20% in stainless steel, 80% for 12 months in French Oak barrels, 20% new
92 Points - Vinous
"The 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." -AG, Jul/2018
91+ Points - Wine Advocate
"The 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." -LPB, 4/27/18