WINEMAKER(S)
Cabell Coursey (Flanagan Wines), Ehren Jordan (Failla Wines)

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 35

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
FAILLA WINES, FLANAGAN WINES
Platt Vineyard Pinot

Pinot Noir
Platt Vineyard
Sonoma Coast
2017
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

From prized blocks of the Platt vineyard comes a collaboration between two producers who understand the heights California coastal Pinot Noir can achieve.

Known for its extremely limited production, Platt Vineyard has been cultivated to become one of Sonoma County’s most memorable sites—and it is a top choice of wineries focused on sourcing the best Pinots possible. South-­‐western facing slopes of Goldridge fine sandy loam reach 800 feet in elevation from the ancient sea floor. The consistently cool marine weather, partially provided by the winds that flow through the Petaluma Gap, and the low-­‐yielding vines, produce wines of spectacular richness without compromising their acidic integrity.

The wine is designed to be cellared for the next few years, and if it is to be enjoyed sooner, you will find a generous nose of pepper-spice and cola wrapped in flowers like rose or hibiscus. There’s a bit of acidity of fresh black pepper and raspberries through the mid-palate, and it finishes with another flash of acid, carried for many moments on the back of soft tannins.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

December 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

October 2019