DZ Vineyard has been part of the Flowers family since 2005. A steep, east facing vineyard of 9 acres, DZ Vineyard is one of the premier coastal sites of the Sonoma Coast. Known for its signature rich blue-black fruit profile, complexity and structure, this wine was crafted specifically for our allocation members. Only 130 cases produced.
Aromas of rose petal, red cherry and hibiscus. Flavors of wild blueberry, pomegranate and orange zest with graphite, black tea and sweet tobacco notes. Fine but firm tannins. Fresh, cool climate acidity and toasty close and cocoa notes linger on the finish.
The 2016 growing season was a welcomed one for the Flowers team when compared to the turbulent year prior. Much needed winter rains came in December and January which broke the dry cycle from the last four years, filling ponds and replenishing nutrients in our soils. Temperatures were cool enough on the estate to postpone bud break to the beginning of March; still early but not compared to prior years. A warm spring hinted at the potential of an accelerated growing season, providing fully developed clusters. Mild summer temperatures resulted in even ripening, and the balanced presence of coastal fog brought the phenolic chemistry of the fruit to optimal harvest levels during late August.
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