The 2015 Flowers Sparkling wine showcases 100% Pinot Noir, sourced entirely from our organic and biodynamically farmed Sea View Ridge Estate Vineyard. The combination of high altitude and coastal influence creates a perfect environment for Pinot Noir, and an exciting opportunity to make a sparkling wine showcasing this special fruit.
The 2015 Flowers Sparkling Wine was made in the méthode Champenoise (a.k.a. “Traditional Method”) in which, after 30 months of aging on its yeast lees, the wine goes through a secondary fermentation in bottle to develop its delicate effervescence.
In the glass, fine, persistent bubbles surface in a nice even strand, and bright aromas of red apple skin, raspberry and stone fruits are balanced beautifully on the palate by flavors of white strawberry, pastry and mouthwatering acidity.
Only 85 cases produced. Rated 93 Points, Wine Advocate
Mid-December rain in 2014 was followed by a dry and warm January and February with temperatures in the 60s. The early warming of the soils in 2015 encouraged sap flow in the vines, leading to bud break the first week of March. Sporadic showers throughout late March and early April brought added moisture to the vines during the beginning of the growing season and provided excellent vegetative support during the period of rapid shoot development. Our Pinot Noir experienced an extended bloom lasting from mid-April through early May which led to decreased yields with well-spaced, smaller clusters — excellent from a quality standpoint. Moderate summer temperatures balanced by the presence of coastal fog brought the phenolic chemistry of the rosé fruit to optimal harvest levels during the first week of August.
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“The palate delivers fantastic intensity, with loads of nuanced red berry and apple layers and just enough delicate toastiness, with very fine, frisky and persistent bubbles and a very crisp acid line to support, finishing long and creamy.”
January 31, 2019
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