95 Points – 2011 Moon Select Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast – February, 2014

“This wine blends multiple clones of Pinot Noir from two of the winery’s vineyards, Camp Meeting Ridge and Sea View Ridge. Both sites are high elevation, located only a few miles from the Pacific Ocean and extremely low in yields. Flowers negotiated a difficult vintage deftly with this low-alcohol wine of unusual delicacy and charm. It’s complex and layered with cherry, raspberry, cola, wild thyme, balsam and sandalwood flavors. It’s texture is like pure silk in the mouth. Drink now–2017.”

94 Points – 2011 Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir Block 16, Wine Enthusiast – February, 2014

“If you can only cellar one Sonoma Pinot Noir from the 2011 vintage, make it this one. It’s a big, tight wine with strong tannins, but somehow never loses sight of Pinot’s essential delicacy. Despite the dryness, the wine has a luscious core of raspberries, red currants, cola and rhubarbs, along with subtle oak influences. Do not touch this wine before 2017, although it should still be going strong 15 years from now.”

92 Points – 2011 Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir Block 11, Wine Enthusiast – February, 2014

“This is a fine, ageable Pinot Noir that’s dry and crisp with acidity. It exhibits a mushroomy earthiness that frames strawberry, cranberry and cola flavors. The window of drinkability begins in 2015.”

94 Points – 2011 Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast – February, 2014

“Here’s one for the cellar. The deliciousness factor is high, but right now, it’s all about intense, primary flavors of red plums, rasberries and mulberries framed within bold oak and tannins (in part due to partial whole-cluster fermentation). Still quite immature, it needs at least six more years to meld, but eventually, it’s sure to be fantastic.”

91 Points – 2011 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, Wine & Spirits – April, 2014 Restaurant Issue

Year’s Best Pinot Noir

“Light in color and rich in flavor depth, this is a tight young pinot noir from a ridge overlooking the Pacific, less than two miles away and more than 1,800 feet below. It hints at cherries, sandstone, kelp and smoke, presented with delicacy and the persistence that suggests cellaring for several years.”

95 Points – 2011 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast

“The most notable thing about this Pinot is its intensity of flavor. A blend of both new Dijon clones and older California selections of Pinot Noir, it is stunning with flavors of raspberries, cherries and Dr. Pepper. It’s a balanced, elegant wine with vibrant texture, but needs time to truly shine. Hold till at least 2017.”

91 Points – 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Wine Advocate – April 2013

“A model of total elegance and class, the 2011 Pinot Noir from Flowers is absolutely gorgeous. Savory herbs, crushed flowers, licorice, salt, orange peel, mint and plums are all woven together in the glass. Today, the 2011 is impeccably crafted and flat-out gorgeous. Although very much a medium-bodied wine, I would not at all be surprised to see the 2011 blossom with more time in bottle. This is an impressive effort. Unfortunately, the Sonoma Coast was the only 2011 Flowers Pinot I was able to taste, but based on this effort, 2011 is certainly shaping up well here.” – Antonio Galloni