2019 Syrah

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes
The 2019 Flanagan Syrah from Bennett Valley has the characteristic savory bouquet we get year after year. It opens with notes of cinnamon, coriander, and bay leaf. The palate has pomegranate, sage, and a remarkable savory note. As always the wine has a surprising amount of tannin structure for Syrah from the New World. The site for our Syrah in Bennett Valley produces ripe, generous, complex fruit and retains great acids. The small berries produced from the steep, volcanic hillside site gives the wine great color and concentration. This is a wine that can stand proudly with top Syrah from around the world!

Vineyard Notes
The 2019 Flanagan Syrah is our 14th vintage of this incredible wine. This site has unfailingly produced great Syrah in every different type of vintage and this 2019 vintage release is no exception. The grapes are sourced from Bennett Valley and grown on the steep hillsides of Bennett Mountain.

Winemaker Notes

The spring of 2019 was an exceptionally wet one with 20 days of rain in just the month of May. This helped limit fruit set and meant that the 2019 crop was much smaller than the massive 2018 Harvest. After the very rainy spring things settled down, and the rest of the growing season was ideal. The lack of late season rains or heat spikes meant that we were able to harvest without any drama. The fruit quality in 2019 was excellent.

299 cases produced


$67.50 – MEMBER  |  $75.00 – RETAIL

Flavor profile: white pepper, black cherry, Bay leaf

Prominent critics have described our Syrah as reminiscent of the great wines of Hermitage. It exhibits great varietal character and combines a classic Rhone flavor profile with the richness of California. This wine remains a reference point for New World Syrah.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs