' Vintners Collective - 2017
 
 
 
 
 

2017

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A bold Pinot Noir with notes of fruit and exotic spice, this wine is enjoyable to drink now with plenty of life to give for years down the line. The nose greets with notes of watermelon, wet slate, and cassis. Fresh dark fruits lead the palate, and the focus settles on ripe flavors of blackberry and currants spiced with peppercorn. Velvety and softly chewy tannins emphasize structure, while ever-present acidity balances and brightens. The spicy aromatics and flavors continue through the long finish.

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$56.00 per Bottle

Notes of strawberry and tart pie cherry are accompanied by notes of sweet vanillin, toasted hazelnut and coffee as an introduction to this joyfully juicy blend of rich fruit and earthy spice. The wine opens to a well-integrated mid-palate of dark berries, toffee and cassis. The broad palate is elevated and brightened with a mouthwatering acidity that welcomes this wine to the table. Sassafras, herbal notes and baking spices are revealed in the satisfying finish.

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$54.00 per Bottle

Delightful aromatics are enhanced by a refreshingly mineral mouthfeel and lingering finish. A mélange of Asian pear and summer nectarine greet the nose, followed by subtler notes of fragrant white flowers, fresh Granny Smith apples, and tangerine zest. On the palate, citrus-kissed stone fruit complements star fruit and green apple leading to a lingering finish of peach and grapefruit. Pair this with grilled meats, seafood, pastas with olive oil or cream sauces, Asian cuisine...the combination of its rich mid-palate, smooth tannins, and acidic structure make this wine unusually versatile at the table.

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$33.00 per Bottle

Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, black cherry, incense, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish. Precise amounts of Malbec and Petite Verdot were carefully folded into the final blend to add complexity and depth to the profile. Twenty months aging in 85% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma and flavor.

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$121.00 per Bottle

Harvest timing was essential, allowing for full flavor development, acid balance, and optimum ripeness. Once the desired flavors were at their peak, the fruit was hand harvested in the early cold morning and gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was then slowly fermented by both native and specially selected yeast in a combination of new and twice used French oak barrels and small stainless steel drums. Upon dryness, weekly barrel stirring of the lees commenced to increase the complexity of the aromas and mouthfeel. Only 35% of the secondary malolactic fermentation was allowed, thus giving the final wine’s profile a beautiful balance between richness, intense fruit and crisp acidity in the long finish as we desired.

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$51.00 per Bottle

Opulent in every way beginning with a dark garnet-purple color & abundant dark fruit, cassis & chocolate on the nose. Following is mouth filling texture and depth as layers of aromas and expansive flavors of dark and blue fruit unfold with hints of black olives & tobacco all wrapped in chocolate notes. The 2017 Estate is a dance on your palate that ends with a long satisfying finish. This medium to full bodied wine has the richness, concentration and backbone to assure a long delicious life!

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$101.00 per Bottle

The 2017 vintage will again dazzle you with brilliant hues of diamonds and gold as well as inviting aromas of pear, cassis, mango, honeysuckle and almond paste, topped off with hints of meringue and lemon pie.  With a fresh vibrancy these beautiful aromas develop on the palate in perfect balance with the acidity. The 2017 Wild Iris then leaves you with lingering honey and citrus.  Yum!

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$36.00 per Bottle

We aged the wine in Atelier Centre France and Chassin cooperage for 14-months with 50% new barrels. The Platt site, like Grand Cru Chablis sites, is expressive of the vineyard terrior and reflective of a balanced barrel regime. I believe in letting each site express itself and that means that each of our wines has a unique barrel program and wine chemistry that reflect that particular site in a given vintage.

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$79.00 per Bottle

The 2017 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.

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$116.00 per Bottle
Riley's Rows is the project of Eric Flanagan's daughter Riley. Riley grew up with Flanagan Wines, and is now off on her own!
 
The nose displays a very pretty ripe Ruby Red grapefruit and that follows through in the palate. The acidity is crisp but not overwhelming. The wine has a great mouth feel and nice balance. This is a lovely Sauvignon Blanc and a nice example of what the grape can do in California when it is well farmed, not over-ripe, and made in a balanced way
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$27.00 per Bottle

The nose shows notes of honeysuckle, vanilla, and citrus blossom. On the palate the wine has ripe red apple, lychee, marzipan, and a hint of clover honey on the finish. The wine has bright acidity and an elegant minerality. This is a stunning example of an AVA wine made from the top vineyards in Sonoma County.

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$50.00 per Bottle

The 2017 Flanagan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast displays a black fruit profile, characteristic of the sites used for the cuvee. The nose is dominated by pomegranate, Bing cherry, and red raspberry with hints of clove, nutmeg and orange blossom. These notes continue on the palate. The wine is very pretty, nicely focused, and finishes with good acidity. The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir engenders a fun debate about whether blending wines from several great sites can produce a wine as, or even more, compelling than a wine from a single vineyard.

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$65.00 per Bottle