90 points Wine Enthusiast
“Tight-grained tannins wrap around full-bodied earthiness and fruit, while a mixture of strawberry and cherry is met by bay and a hint of mint. Bright, lively acidity adds to the experience, which succeeds in length and depth."
The nose is greeted with intense deep black fruit, spice box and bramble. The mouth is full, silky and loaded with concentrated blackberry and black cherry with spice and some forest floor. There is just enough sweet oak to support the fruit and the acidity is bright enough to hold it all together. The finish is full and long, bringing you back for another taste. Perfect with pan seared duck breast, roasted quail or grilled lamb.
93 points Vinous / Antonio Galloni"The 2012 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills wraps around the palate with serious depth and intensity. Crushed flowers, mint, pine and anise meld into a resonant mid-palate. The 2012 is wonderfully complete, with expressive aromatics and plenty of density to balance some of the more savory, floral notes. The vineyard sites are Mesa, La Cote, Bloom's Field and Sirens Call, vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak
93 points Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Flowers' 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a lovely appellation level wine, and also one of the highlights in this range. Sweet red cherry, plum, dried flowers and tobacco all flesh out in the glass. Nuanced, soft, and open-knit, the 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. This polished, impeccable Pinot is very nicely done."
93 points Wine Enthusiast"This winery is at the extreme edge of the pick-early, low-alcohol movement, which can make the wines challenging for the usual California Pinot fan. But this Pinot begins on familiar territory, with heady aromas of dried violet and scarlet rose, damp forest floor, and cinnamon-laced cranberry sauce, managing to be both brisk and funky. The flavors are light and tart, but will pick up more savory characteristics from 2018–2024."
Regular Price: $159.00
Special Price $129.00
92 points Wine EnthusiastCrisp boysenberry and black raspberry aromas meet with lthyme, oregano and a touch of caramelization on the nose of this Sea Smoke bottling. Dark cranberry fruit shows on the palate, lifted by anise, pepper and an array of herbs, all framed by a leathery texture. Drink now until 2028.Cellar Selection"
94 points Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine*Two Stars* Over the years, DuMOL has been among the most consistently successful makers of expressive Pinot Noir, and these from the 2013 vintage buttress our long-held fondness for their wines. The ""connor"" wins top honors this year by dint of its fruity depth, its deft use of sweet oak and its altogether beguiling richness, and it earns an extra deep bow of appreciation for its altogether impeccable balance. It is, in short, a complete and involving look at the grape, and it will not approach its very best until its tenth birthday nears." 340 cases made.
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91 points Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine
93 points Wine Spectator- "Rustic and edgy, in an alluring style, with a crushed rock minerality to the vivid dark berry, raspberry and subtle earth and herb touches. The finish gains momentum and carries the flavors a long way. Drink now through 2021"