90 Ratings
Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Wine Description

"This is a particularly complex and layered vintage of our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. A rich, golden hue, with just a touch of green, leads into aromas of pain grille, lemon zest, vanilla custard, and toasted almonds. Our signature floral character is still there, yet is balanced this year by an increased intensity of other components. On the palate there is a cascade of flavors from citrus, to green apple and pear, to sur lies yeastiness, to a lingering and subtle minerality. The texture is round ...

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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2010 Vintage) Light gold. Deep, honeyed aromas of ripe apricot and peach. A round, luscious chardonnay, with exotic passion fruit, poached pear and sweet butter flavors. Finishes on a supple peach note, with a lift of acidity.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage)