Flaunt: New Releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast

Flaunt Wine Company is a new winemaking project of Dianna Novy, former co-owner and winemaker of the highly successful Siduri Wines and Novy Family Winery.  It is the reallization of her long-held dream of making a mark on the wine world with her very own wine brand.  Over the past 23 years, Dianna mainly worked with Pinot Noir so it is not surprising  that her first releases would consist of different Pinot Noir bottlings.  Judging from the three bottlings we have had the opportunity to taste, we would say that Dianna and Flaut Wine Company are off to a promising start.

The Wines

Flaunt 2019 Brut Russian River Valley ($48) 92  This crisp Brut offers fresh aromas and flavors of ripe pear and apple with a leesy fresh bread note. It is mouth filling with fresh acidity and has a sense of refinement, finishing long and chalky.  Try it with oysters. A blend of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir with 3 years en tirage.

Flaunt 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast ($24) 91 This Pinot Noir rosé displays a color of copper tinged salmon,  and offers aromas and flavors of dried cherry and blood orange. It is crisp on the attack and fresh with good depth of flavor on the palate.

Flaunt 2019 Pinot Noir Sexton Vineyard Sonoma Coast ($55) 93  This is a lovely, dark fruited Pinot Noir offering a complex ripe cherry/strawberry nose with hints of underbrush and balsamic. It is big, dark and rich on the palate with sweet, dark fruit and lots of spice. An almost unctuous finish, long and rich with excellent acidity. A 50/50 blend of Clone 777 and Clone 114, 25% whole cluster, and spends 10 months in 80% new French oak. 14.2 alc

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