2011 Flowers "Perennial" Sonoma Coast Red Blend
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark red. Musky blackberry and cherry pit scents are complicated by notes of licorice, underbrush and mocha. Offers sappy dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that take on a tart edge with air, along with a touch of rhubarb. Finishes with good cut, grip and gentle tannins, leaving a note of orange marmalade behind.
Offers a pleasing mix of fresh, snappy wild berry and blueberry, turning simple but holding the flavors longer than most Flowers wines. Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Meunier, Dolcetto and Chardonnay. Drink now. (Web-2013)
The 2011 Flowers Perennial Red Sonoma Coast is a fascinating blend of 48% Pinot Noir, 44% Syrah, 4% Pinot Meunier, 3% Dolcetto and 1% Chardonnay, for good measure, with aromatics of wild blueberries, sage, and snappy red fruit aromas. Aged in 100% French oak for 12 months. The palate is full of delicate berry fruit, hints of lavender, wet earth and mineral notes. The wine has an elegant feel, with complex layers of fruit nicely framed by racy acidity and soft floral aromas. A perfect food wine, it will marry well with fish, pork or roasted vegetables.