Flanagan Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard
Flanagan Winery
United States - California - Sonoma Coast

Platt sits 2.5-miles from the Coast and the vineyard cascades down a south facing ridgeline. The Goldridge Fine Sandy loam soils are the most sought after for Pinot Noir and afford excellent drainage. The wind blows reliably out of the west and provides good airflow which helps keep the grapes clean. The vineyard elevation ranges from 425-850 feet above sea level and is frequently (but not always) above the fog that fills the valley most every morning.

Flanagan Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard is a compelling expression of what is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest vineyard sites in California. The wine has a brilliant color and the fruit character, despite the very cool site, is explosive. The nose offers a rich bouquet of ripe cranberry, cola, and a hint of spice. The palate shows very clean dark red fruit with a silky, persistent finish. Incredible acidity, a beautiful mouthfeel, and an incredible purity of fruit character make this a reference point wine.

Sonoma Coast
Wine Type
100% Pinot Noir
20% whole clusters were used in the Platt Pinot ferments, which, like most of Flanagan's Pinot ferments, were relatively short at 10 days. The wine was aged in Atelier Centre France, Francois Freres, and Boutes barrels for 14-months with about 40% new barrels.
124 (9-liter cases)

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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