Flavor profile: red and black fruits, warm rock, and mocha
Balance is the key to our Cabernet. Mountain fruit with great structure and concentration is the foundation of our wine. The Cabernet is beautifully delineated and has great aromatics. It is a harmonious intersection of site driven fruit, the finest new French oak, and classic winemaking.
in 100% new French oak barrels from top cooperages
The defining attribute of our 2009 Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon is its ripe, seamless palate. This wine displays our classic profile of red and black fruits, warm rock, and mocha. The texture of this wine is elegant and reflective of both our cooler climate and our superb barrel program (100% new French oak from top coopers). Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon shows how our constant work in the vineyard produces wines that reach new heights with each vintage.
The 2009 vintage was unremarkable right up until late September when we received heavy rains followed by very hot weather. The vineyard crew did a great job making sure fruit zones were free of leaves and exposed fully to the constant breeze blowing in from the Petaluma Wind Gap. Meticulous farming, great airflow, and our steep, volcanic slopes allowed us to harvest clean, ripe, delicious Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on October 5th.