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2014 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

93James Suckling

Lots of white pepper and spice aromas and flavors. Red fruits too. Medium to full body, fine and fresh mouthfeel and firm and silky tannins.

91Vinous / IWC

...pretty, harmonious and super-expressive. Sweet red cherry, sage, tobacco, anise and rose petal all meld together nicely. Soft, understated and delicate...offers a striking interplay of floral/savory aromatics and pliant fruit.

90Wine Enthusiast

This light, elegant wine is perfumed like a rose garden, joined by lavender and dried herb. Its light take is supported by integrated tannin and a lurking tease of smoky meat and toasted oak that adds savoriness to its ethereal character.

PRODUCER

Flowers

Flowers Vineyard & Winery is a 321-acre estate on a ridge on the northern Sonoma Coast. It was established in 1989 when Walt and Joan Flowers purchased the land. The Flowers had owned a nursery in Pennsylvania, but had long wanted to combine their love of agriculture with their interest in winemaking. The estate makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay only, using organic and sustainable farming practices. Wine reviewers have given the wines high compliments. Matt Kramer of Wine Spectator has written that Flowers wines are among a small group of U.S. Pinot Noirs that are approaching Burgundian Grand Cru-like quality.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.