2010 Flanagan Russian River Chardonnay
(166 cases produced) Our 2010 RRV Chardonnay is our first from this appellation and a precursor of the wines we will be making from our new vineyard in the Russian River Valley and displays classic Wente clone aromatics and good minerality. A nose with hints of Chamomile and orange blossom melds into a palate of lemon/orange marmalade and stone fruits. The defining characteristic of this wine is its opulent texture. This is a truly elegant chardonnay that will pair well with innumerable early courses. (Sold Out)
2010 Flanagan Sonoma County Chardonnay
(127 cases produced) The 2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay is a worthy successor to the 2009. The profile is consistent with the 2009. This wine reflects the minerality of the site and expresses the patience of a long cool vintage. This wine was aged 16 months in 60% new French oak and that nuance is once again in great balance with the honeysuckle and apricot palate. (Sold Out)
2009 Flanagan Sonoma County Chardonnay
(170 cases produced) The 2009 Flanagan Chardonnay is a classic example of balance and is drinking beautifully. The nose is elegant with hints of honeysuckle, apricot, meyer lemon and spice. In the mouth, the wine balances minerality with bright, clean fruit and a light touch of vanilla oak. The texture and richness on the palate is exactly what you would expect froma top Sonoma Chardonnay. (Sold Out)
2009 Flanagan Estate Syrah
(96 cases produced) Our 2009 Syrah displays great varietal character. It has the characteristic rich purple color and expressive nose that we always get from our Bennett Valley Estate. Past vintages have typically been described by critics as reminiscent of Hermitage in the Northern Rhone and this vintage continues true express the classic Rhone profile. A nose of black fruit and spice is an introduction to the mélange of ripe black plum, warm crushed rock, vanilla, and pepper. As always this wine was barrel fermented in our caves and aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak. (Sold Out)
2008 Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon
(394 cases produced) The 2008 Vintage started off with a chill as a late frost swept thru wine country. Many of our neighbors down on the valley floor lost 20-40% of their crop. The good news is we had no frost damage at all. Due to our very steep site, south aspect, and 1200 foot elevation we have never experienced any frost damage. The defining attribute of our 2008 Flanagan Cabernet is balance. Cassis, blackberry, and graphite marry beautifully with nuances of vanilla and toasty mocha. This wine, like all of our wines, is a food wine and pairs compellingly with classic cabernet fare.
2008 Flanagan Syrah
(96 cases produced) This Syrah presents a suductive, feminine nose redolent with ripe black fruit and a hint of lavender. On the palate the wine is both soft and very full. There is spice and cola notes, along with ripe concentrated blackberry fruit. Marrying the intense fruit with 100% new French oak, and producing a wine where the alcohol, oak and fruit are all in harmony is a beautiful thing. (Sold Out)
2007 Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon
(544 cases produced) The 2007 Cabernet delivers power and finesse. This wine releases the warmth of the vintage and retains the minerality, balance, and pure black fruit characteristic of our site. The aroma is an unfolding story of mocha, vanilla and black fruits and it is very focused on the palate with a super-pure cassis front and mid-palate that resolves into a finish that is just like the bouquet. This wine will age effortlessly for many, many years.
2007 Flanagan Syrah
(122 cases produced) Bennett Valley, which is Sonoma County’s newest appellation, is rapidly gaining renown for the quality of its Syrah. Because we are at elevation with steep, south and southwest aspects, we have one of the warmest (and rockiest) sites in Bennett Valley. We love the varietal character of these wines and because of the ripeness we get on our site, we get a lush flavor profile and silky ripe tannins. (Sold Out)
2006 Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2006 vintage was wonderful for us and produced a profound, complex wine that is distinctive for its ripeness and suppleness. I have believed from the beginning that Philippe’s tremendous talent for creating balanced, healthy wines, coupled with our extreme hillside site, would produce an exceptional result. And so it has. Sommeliers love it because it is great straight out of the bottle.
2006 Flanagan Syrah
This wine has an amazing intensity of Asian spices that jump right at you. The wine is extremely rich, bold and seductive. This is a perfect expression of ripe Syrah, made with finesse and sophistication. (Sold Out)
2005 Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine shows a wonderful, intense ruby color. The powerful yet harmonious nose reveals fresh crushed berries, cola, anis, strawberry essence, creamy and silky aromas combined with licorice. The bouquet is an invitation to taste and the wine does not disappoint. (Sold Out)