Bottles of wine hold memories. Unlike a cocktail or beer, we share bottles of wine – and therefore, we share the memories. Most wine people will recall the times they opened special bottles of wine – who they were with, where they were, and what they ate. My husband and I were in Virginia, at his high school reunion, and went to a dinner at a cool restaurant where the only available seating was at the bar, by the kitchen. We split a bottle of Flowers Winery Pinot Noir. Years later, when he was well into his career in the wine industry, we visited the winery in Sonoma.
Visiting Flowers Winery in Healdsburg, California
Flowers has a new(ish) tasting room in Healdsburg. We tasted under a canopy in the middle of picturesque gardens and fountains. Food bites accompanied each wine. Hummingbirds performed in the background while we tasted through Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. If you’re planning a wine tasting trip to Sonoma, be sure to add to Flowers to your list. Healdsburg is one of the coolest, quaintest wine tasting places to visit. Neighboring wineries include Quivera, Dry Creek Vineyards, and Rochioli.
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Flowers Winery makes elegant, floral Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. These are the wines you open on a slow, relaxing evening with good friends. Don’t open a bottle at a loud party. Instead, open a bottle with a good friend – or on a date. These wines deserve your attention.
- Flowers Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast ($38) | a little bit of fresh fruit mixed with rustic, tastes like leather, plum, and spice
- Flowers Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley ($50) | Russian River is known for Pinot Noir, and this one is an elegant blend of cherries and spice, a smooth-drinking red for early fall evenings
Cheers, y’all! I hope you make your own memories with Flowers wines!
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