The very coveted and original estate vineyard, 2017 “Camp Meeting Ridge” Pinot Noir is the historic site where Russian fur traders and the local Kashaya Indians met to trade in the early 18th century. In 1991 Joan and Walt Flowers established this now iconic vineyard perched high on a ridge line just 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean. 11 acres of Pinot Noir (Clonal selection of Swan, Dijon 115, Calera, 2A) are sustainably farmed at elevations ranging from 1,150 to 1,450 feet, just high enough to be above the fog line to enjoy the sunshine and cooling ocean breezes (Fort Ross-Seaview AVA established in 2012).
Hand selected and picked, then fermented with 100% native yeast and crafted with minimal intervention in the cellar, Flowers Pinot Noir are a pure expression of the rugged and extreme Sonoma Coast.
“Offers a rich and lusciously spicy aroma, with flavors to match, as well as a deep core of cherry compote, berry, currant and red plum accents that glide across the palate. Unctuous midpalate, featuring a long, cream-filled finish. Drink now through 2026. 800 cases made.” – 94 points, Wine Spectator (Oct 15, 2020)
“The 2017 Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge is pale to medium ruby in color with a cinnamon stick, tree bark and baked cranberry nose with notions of underbrush, citrus peel, wild blackberries, Earl Grey tea leaves and classic smoke and cola hints—great layers of ripe fruit, spices and bitters. Light to medium-bodied, it has an intense core of spicy fruits woven with grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing very long and very spicy. Yum! 1,000 cases produced. Drink 2020-2030.” – 94 points, Wine Advocate (Dec 19, 2019)