The nose has vibrant notes of lead pencil and cassis. . .a very classic Bordeaux bouquet. The cassis note persists in the palate along with ripe black plum skin and tobacco.
The hallmark of the 2014 Serenity Way is its elegant power. The wine has great intensity and tons of structure but the tannins are very supple. The finish goes on forever. If you think that Sonoma County can't produce Cabernet to rival Napa then you need to think again. The best mountain sites in Sonoma County are producing balanced wines that marry the elegance and nuance of Bordeaux with the consistent ripeness achievable in the North Coast.
Serenity Way is our Tête de Cuvée Bordeaux Blend and 2014 Flanagan Serenity Way reflects our commitment to making the very best wine from the vintage. 2014 was another excellent growing year in Sonoma County. Moderate temperatures and no large season rain allowed us to pick ripe, clean fruit at slightly lower Brix levels than 2012 and 2013. The Merlot was harvested in late September and the Cabernet Sauvignon came in October 1st.