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

91+ Points – 2010 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir Block 21, Wine Advocate – April 2013

“The 2010 Pinot Noir Sea View Ridge Block 21 is endowed with tremendous power and richness.  Although quite huge at this stage, with time in the glass the wine shows hints of its inner sweetness and overall delicacy that seem to be waiting for the right time to emerge. At this stage, the Block 21 is a bit monolithic, but it should soften with further time in bottle. This is one of the more masculine wines in the range” – Antonio Galloni

92 Points – 2010 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir Block 20, Wine Advocate – April 2013

“The 2010 Pinot Noir Sea View Ridge Block 20 emerges from a high-altitude hillside parcel that is totally exposed to the elements. Savory herbs, licorice tar, game, new leather and menthol are some of the notes that add complexity to this taut, inward wine. A Pinot of considerable complexity and breed, the Block 20 needs time to fully emerge. Today, it is distinguished by many aspects, including its bracing, saline-infused finish.” – Antonio Galloni

93 Points – 2010 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir Block 11, Wine Advocate – April 2013

“The 2010 Pinot Noir Sea View Ridge Block 11 is the most intriguing wine in this range Complex, beguiling and changing in the glass, it is a wine of notable pedigree. Savory herbs, licorice and new leather all flow from the glass. The 2010 is endowed with gorgeous inner sweetness and fabulous balance. There is an energy and precision to the flavors that is captivating. This gorgeous Pinot from Flowers pushes all the right buttons.” – Antonio Galloni

90 Points – 2010 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, Wine Advocate – April 2013

“A firm sense of structure frames the 2010 Pinot Noir Sea View Ridge. Graphite, crushed rocks, wild flowers and dark red cherries are all wrapped together in firm, intense Pinot that isn’t ready to show all of its cards just yet. The Sea View Ridge is a wine for the future. Accordingly, it should be cellared for at least a few years, even if it is hugely attractive today.” – Antonio Galloni