Pale gold color. Enticing, airy aromas of lemon zest and lime blossom are brought back to earth with those of bayleaf and wet flint. Fresh flavors of Asian pear and Honeycrisp apple are supported by abundant texture in the mid-palate. With vibrant acidity, typical of the extreme Sonoma Coast, this Chardonnay finishes with length and elegance.
This wine's flinty scent suggest it's a little reduced with first poured, reading tight earthy and austere. Green pear-like fruit emerges with air, gaining precedence as the flintiness opens to cool, mineral-tinged acidity. The texture turns silky while the wine feels energized and completely dry. This will benefit from a year or two in the bottle;; decant it if you can open it now, to serve with any fresh catch.
As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture. They knew they wanted to produce their favorite varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; what they didn't know what that their path would eventually lead them across the country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast. In 1989, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above... View More