The wine has a very pretty profile of white melon and white peach. It has great texture, and the crisp acidity of the long finish is a perfect counter-point to the richness of the wine. This is what top Russian River Chardonnay sites can produce when winemaking is focused on balance.
Our 2014 Flanagan Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a rich, textural Chardonnay with ripe fruit, bright acidity, and a subtle barrel influence. In 2014, a perfect growing year and exemplary fruit condition put the focus on maintaining acidity and balance. For the first time we were able to use fruit from Ritchie Vineyard and from Bacigalupi Vineyard in crafting our flagship Chardonnay. We dialed back the use of new oak moderately to allow these great sites to express themselves. The resulting wine continues to raise the bar on a series of well-made Flanagan Chardonnays.