Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.038 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

For an entry level appellation west coast Pinot, this is right down the middle of the fairway. Ruby in the glass with cedar, birch wood, sweet cherry and cola on the nose. The palate is a bit darker bringing on sweet tobacco, black cherry and a rhubarb tart spice. I think this is $45’ish/bottle, so in terms of QPR, I’ll buy Rivers-Marie SC bottle all day over this, and while I’m not with AGalloni’s 93 rating, I’m not too far off.

For an entry level appellation west coast Pinot, this is right down the middle of the fairway. Ruby in the glass with cedar, birch wood, sweet cherry and cola on the nose. The palate is a bit darker bringing on sweet tobacco, black cherry and a rhubarb tart spice. I think this is $45’ish/bottle, so in terms of QPR, I’ll buy Rivers-Marie SC bottle all day over this, and while I’m not with AGalloni’s 93 rating, I’m not too far off.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2018
Victor Hsu

Fragrant, fruity, earthy and approachable, with soft tannins and reasonable acidity—very drinkable! Enjoyed the 2015 with NY steak at The Palm Restaurant in downtown LA.

Fragrant, fruity, earthy and approachable, with soft tannins and reasonable acidity—very drinkable! Enjoyed the 2015 with NY steak at The Palm Restaurant in downtown LA.

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2018
John Willison

Bright burgundy color. Red licorice. Bright berry, with a bit of heat on the nose. Crushed dark berry fruit, licorice root, and a sarsaparilla finish. Enjoyable.

Bright burgundy color. Red licorice. Bright berry, with a bit of heat on the nose. Crushed dark berry fruit, licorice root, and a sarsaparilla finish. Enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2018
Sam Stulberg

Solid Pinot

Solid Pinot

Dec 24th, 2019
Tracy Byrnes

This is in its happy place right now. Round and supple. Salinity, minerality and cool coastal acidity. I’m in love and want more!

This is in its happy place right now. Round and supple. Salinity, minerality and cool coastal acidity. I’m in love and want more!

Jul 20th, 2019
Erin Winter

Well balanced Cali Pinot. Violets and ripe raspberries on the nose, cherry and anise with a pleasant, albeit short finish. Didn’t hold up to our appetizers so best on its own. Lovely to drink!

Well balanced Cali Pinot. Violets and ripe raspberries on the nose, cherry and anise with a pleasant, albeit short finish. Didn’t hold up to our appetizers so best on its own. Lovely to drink!

Jul 14th, 2019
Willie Carter

A deep ruby color with a wide brim. A huge burst of fruit on the nose consisting of raspberries, wild strawberries, and pomegranate with cedar notes bringing up the rear. This is a very deliberate Pinot. Showing a consistent profile through the vintages, it’s a really nice juxtaposition of delicate fruit and a full body with firm tannins. A bit of elegance on the palate with more nice red fruit, baking spice, toasted cedar, and lavender. This is such a nice representation of this style of Pinot, it really is quite well done.

A deep ruby color with a wide brim. A huge burst of fruit on the nose consisting of raspberries, wild strawberries, and pomegranate with cedar notes bringing up the rear. This is a very deliberate Pinot. Showing a consistent profile through the vintages, it’s a really nice juxtaposition of delicate fruit and a full body with firm tannins. A bit of elegance on the palate with more nice red fruit, baking spice, toasted cedar, and lavender. This is such a nice representation of this style of Pinot, it really is quite well done.

May 19th, 2019
Kendall Steinmetz

Roadhouse.

Bland with a harsh aftertaste

Roadhouse.

Bland with a harsh aftertaste

Sep 29th, 2018
Tim L
9.2

Excellent Pinot but not at $60...

Excellent Pinot but not at $60...

Jun 15th, 2018
Amelia

Pair with Brie!

Pair with Brie!

Aug 26th, 2017