July 26, 2011

Tastes: 2009 Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

I was recently invited to join in another Tastelive event in which bloggers from around the county taste wines from a specific region or producer on a specific night. This time, the focus was Flowers Winery, a small, family owned winery located high up on the Sonoma Coast with a history of crafting terroir-driven wines in an old-world style.
I was unable to attend the Flowers Tastelive event in real-time Friday due to a scheduling conflict (which included drinking great Bordeaux from the 1930s...but I digress), but I was fortunate to taste the wines recently nonetheless.
The first wine I tried was the 2009 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast.I was pleasantly surprised by the brisk acidity and minerality in the wine. It was actually very Chablis-like on the palate. Clean, not overdone and rather crisp. There's a touch more heat here than I'd like, but a pretty solid-old school-styled Chard here that could stand some time in bottle. A Chardonnay for fans of a crisp, clean California Chardonnay with no overdone oak and fruit. Very nice.

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