Monday, March 24, 2014
A model of total elegance and class, the 2011 Pinot Noir from Flowers is absolutely gorgeous. Savory herbs, crushed flowers, licorice, salt, orange peel, mint and plums are all woven together in the glass. Today, the 2011 is impeccably crafted and flat-out gorgeous. Although very much a medium-bodied wine, I would not at all be surprised to see the 2011 blossom with more time in the bottle. This is an impressive effort.
-Antonio Galloni for Wine Advocate, May 2013
Here are my notes...
16,000 Cases Produced
Medium-full bodied visually, this just jumps out of the glass aromatically. Gorgeous strawberry and floral aromatics with supporting forest floor and cola notes. Classic California Pinot Noir. The initial attack is fruit forward but quickly turns lean, reflecting its restrained alcohol levels. But it's remarkably satisfying and well balanced. This is really well done.
92/100 WWP: Outstanding
Their property looks gorgeous and I'd love to visit some day.
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Question of the Day: Have you ever had Flowers Pinot Noir? If so, what are some of your favorite bottlings?