2013 Failla, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast


Press and Tasting Notes

Please pass the Pinot! Soft, round berry fruit, pomegranate, plum and spice notes frame a seductive, medium-bodied mouthfeel. A pretty Pinot to drink over the next 3-4 years, this is the personal project of Ehren Jordan, who was the winemaker at Turley Cellars. This is an elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wine that is influenced by European ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured November 10, 2014


Grandma, great Pinot Noir and stretchy-pants are three must haves on Thanksgiving Day.
    Our "Pinot Pick" for Thanksgiving and one of the best California reds being made today is Failla's Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
    Failla's winemaker, Ehren Jordan, has an all-star resume in the wine world. He is the former winemaker and viticulturist at Turley; former winemaker and partner at Foley; partner at Neyers; apprenticed at Marcassin and started as a cellar hand at Joseph Phelps.
    Elegant and Burgundian in style, Failla benefits from the Sonoma Coast micro-climate, where the evenings are cool and the mornings are foggy. This "Grand Cru" subregion of Sonoma is home to other greats like Hirsch, Flowers, Marcassin, Peay, Martinelli and Dumol, all of which thrive in the coastal climate. Even collectibles like Kistler source Sonoma Coast fruit - when they can find it.
     This delicious wine shows warm tones of baking spice, wild sage, balsam, pomegranate, and raspberry. Silky fine tannins and bright fruit reveal a European influence of juicy acidity that gives structure to its ripe cherry palate. All of these wonderful nuances will pair fantastically on Thanksgiving. The wine will add life to your turkey, it will stand up to the autumnal spices and flavors of your stuffing, it will embrace the many variations of your sweet potato and cranberry, and it will dance with your brussel sprouts.
    Drooling as we write this, Failla's Pinot will even be better on day two with leftovers!! Enjoy.Read More »



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