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

The Sonoma Coast AVA is becoming known as the top source for cool climate Pinot Noir. Flanagan Pinot Noir is founded in letting each site and each vintage express itself. They do not have a dogmatic approach to wine-making. Pinot Noir, more than any other grape variety, is made in the vineyard.

The nose is reminiscent of Chambord with rich raspberry notes. The palate has great depth of fruit and notes of Christmas spices like clove and nutmeg. The wine displays vibrant acidity and has a very clean finish. Our Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast pairs beautifully with duck, salmon, pork and game; like pheasant, venison, and elk.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Vinification
The lower crop yields produced a fairly intense vintage with riper fruit profiles.
Pinot Noir fermentations are relatively short…typically lasting from 9-11 days. They don’t have a rule based approach to using whole clusters but most ferments include 10-20% whole clusters. Aged 11 months in French oak 38% new coopers Ermitage, Taransaud and Francois Freres
Production
890 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2018 Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - JS

2018 Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Very exuberant and exotic dark-fruit character with blackberries and hints of dark chocolate, as well as orange peel and peaches. Full body, ripe and polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now."

- James Suckling (January 2021), 91 pts

2014 Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - 91 pts - WA

2014 Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - 91 pts - WA

wa91"The 2014 Pinot Noir Sun Chase displays pomegranate as well as blacker fruits, some forest floor and loamy soil undertones, a medium-bodied, lush texture, and good purity and depth. This is outstanding Pinot Noir to drink over the next 5-6 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #223, March 2016), 91 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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