WINEMAKER(S)
Cabell Coursey

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 29

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Flanagan Winery
The Pick of Platt Vineyard

Chardonnay
Platt Vineyard
Sonoma Coast
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

The iconic Platt Vineyard is a highly revered vineyard in Sonoma County, and the source of the fruit for this exceptional barrel lot. The 31 acres of vineyards, all planted in Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam, are perched on a south facing hillside three miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard lies along a winding ridgeline with redwood groves on both sides. Planted in 2003 and 2004, by Silverado Farming, Lew Platt spared no expense in his effort to make Platt an extraordinary vineyard site.

Eric Flanagan acquired the vineyard through his Russian River Partners investment fund in 2015 and Flanagan Wines made their first Platt Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that year. The 2016 vintage saw very low yields of 1.8 tons per acre with excellent balance and crisp acidity.

Platt is an extreme coastal site and the Platt Chardonnay is a terroir driven wine. Mineral notes combine with the fruit profile to produce a compelling wine that bridges the gap between Burgundy and the Sonoma Coast. This vintage was barrel fermented in Burgundy cooperage from Francois Freres and Boutes for 11 months with 20% new barrels.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

July 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.