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Located less than two miles from the mighty Pacific Ocean, with elevations soaring above 1,700ft lies the enchanting vineyard of Sea View Ridge. High above layers of fog, with majestic views of emerald green valleys and crystal clear coastlines, pinot noir grapes breathe under a starry Sonoma sky. The ancient rocks within the weathered soils of Sea View Ridge, combined with the soaring altitudes of the vineyard produce a pinot noir of epic proportions. This 2009 vintage of bottled poetry from Flowers’ estate vineyard is quite simply, a necessity of life. Visionary vintner, Jason Jardine helps to lead the Flowers team to craft “wines of Terroir” through the implementation of organic and biodynamic farming principles. Having previously practiced his art of winemaking at legendary winery Domaine Serene of Oregon’s Williamette Valley, the wisdom and passion of this winemaker tastes truly brilliant as each sip finishes with all-around finesse. Playfully seductive with a sense of special elegance, the 2009 Sea View Ridge Pinot noir is balanced with aromas of strawberries and creme, lavender, fig, clove and sweet spearmint. Just like a cool ocean breeze on a bright, sunny day the experience of this vintage is unforgettable and leaves the senses yearning for more. Vibrant hues of violet and burgundy coupled with an eruption of dense fruit notes have given this pinot noir major accolades from worldwide wine critics. With scores reaching up to 94 points, this is a beautifully balanced and spectacular wine; a concerto of beauty in a glass. –RMH

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2009 FLOWERS Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma

SCORE: 95

Related scores: WS- 91
Market Price: $65

Recommended pairings:
Food- Honey Soy Glazed Salmon w/ Citrus Lime Green Beans
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