Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2011

Jeffery Lindenmuth - April 2014

This is a trim and lean incarnation, revealing firm Asian pear, apricot, and apple notes, before delicate wisps of citrus blossom and fresh herbs begin to join in the aroma. Electric acidity meets flinty mineral and lemon flavors on the palate, revealing good length to the fruit before the nervy finish.
Score: 90
Cost: $400
Cases: 6,000

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