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2016 Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir

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November 28, 2021 - $45

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RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

This is an intriguing and excitingly exotic red, delicately layered and balanced in freshness. It opens in crisp blueberry and orange-zest characteristics seasoned in baking spice and cardamom, finishing with as much elegance as it begins.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...smoked red and black fruits as well as some marine characteristics, spice, and ample brambly herbs. A richer, medium to full-bodied, flamboyant wine, it still has a terrific sense of elegance and purity.

93The Wine Advocate

...floral notions of of red roses, lilacs and potpourri with a core of black cherries, black raspberries, underbrush and kirsch plus hints of black tea, wild thyme and unsmoked tobacco. Medium-bodied, fine, refreshing and delicately styled, it has a wonderfully plush frame and long, fragrant finish.

93Wine Spectator

Pure and powerfully juicy, with concentrated red plum, currant jelly and dried strawberry flavors that are well-framed by toasty notes. The supple finish offers vibrant minerality.

92Vinous / IWC

...lovely energy and vitality... Crushed red berry, mint, chalk, white pepper and blood orange give the 2016 a bright upper register, as well as tons of sheer appeal.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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.