2011 Flanagan “3 Starrs Vineyard” Pinot Noir
(212 cases produced) Our 2011 Pinot Noir displays a classic Russian River profile with aromatics of ripe black cherries and red raspberries. The Swan Clone provides the ripe, opulent fruit and the Pommard Clone provides the foundation of earthiness and minerality. The combination of the two clones yields a wonderful, balanced wine. We produced 9 barrels and used select French forests and cooperages with four new barrels and five one-year old barrels.
2011 Flanagan “3 Starrs Vineyard” Chardonnay
(443 cases produced) This 2011 Russian River Chardonnay exemplifies the balance we strive for in our wines. The nose reveals honeysuckle, orange blossom, and ripe Charentais melon. Meyer lemon emerges on the palate and is balanced by a nuance of vanilla and cardamom. Fifteen months of on lees barrel aging in French oak (60% new) augments the rich textural profile that is the hallmark of our Chardonnay.
2010 Flanagan Estate Syrah
(170 cases produced) The 2010 Syrah wine is opulent. Rich purple/black color, a velvety texture, and a beautiful bouquet are the introductions to this spectacular vintage. On the palate this wine keeps all the promises made by the nose and the color. Lush black plums are chased across the palate by nuances of bacon fat, tobacco, and spice. This is a stunning expression of our site and of cooler climate Syrah.
2009 Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon
(363 cases produced) The defining attribute of our 2009 Flanagan Cabernet is its ripe, seamless palate. This wine displays our classic profile of red and black fruits, warm rock, and mocha. The texture of our 2009 Cabernet is elegant and reflective of both our cooler climate and our superb barrel program of 100% new French oak from top coopers.