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Flanagan Syrah
Flanagan Winery
United States - California - Bennett Valley

The Flanagan Syrah Bennett Valley opens with notes of white pepper, cherry blossom, and Bay Leaf. The palate has ripe black fruit, bacon fat, and Herbs de Provence with a surprising amount of tannin structure for New World Syrah. The wine is ripe and generous 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.

Specifications
Appellation
Bennett Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Syrah
Vinification
Aged in 100% French oak barrels from Allier Centre France cooperage with 15% new barrels.
Production
352 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2016 Flanagan Syrah Bennett Valley - 94 PTS - JS

2016 Flanagan Syrah Bennett Valley - 94 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Impressive dark fruit in the blackberry zone and sweetly fragrant spices with hints of pepper and oak toast. The palate has a very supple and juicy edge with a suave, plush and smoothly delivered, black-cherry and blackberry core of flavor. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (November 2018), 94 pts

2013 Flanagan Syrah Bennett Valley - 88 pts - WA

2013 Flanagan Syrah Bennett Valley - 88 pts - WA

wa88"The 2013 Syrah Estate (100% Syrah) exhibits deep, briary wild mountain berry fruit with some blacker nuances. Some earthiness crops up along with hints of lavender and spice, and there is a peppery note as well. This medium to full-bodied, luscious Syrah should drink nicely for the next 5-7 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #223, March 2016), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Flanagan Winery

Eric Flanagan traveled extensively and was fascinated by how grape varieties expressed so differently around the world. In 1999 Eric purchased 40 acres on the side of Bennett Mountain and ...
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