Failla Wines

Prior to setting up Failla, Ehren Jordan’s CV wasn’t too shabby, featuring time spent at Jean-Luc Columbo, Joseph Phelps, Turley and Marcassin. Failla Wines was set up in 1998 and the initial emphasis was on Rhône varietals but within a couple of years Ehren’s passion had shifted to cool climate Chardonnay and Pinots. The 1999 Keefer Ranch Pinot really set things moving and from then onwards Ehren could be found ferreting out unique, cool climate sites. Things progressed well with the addition of Hirsch Vineyard (2001), Occidental Ridge (2005), Peay Vineyard and Pearlessence Vineyard (2006) and Whistler Vineyard in 2009. Hirsch Vineyard was founded in 1980 by David Hirsch and it must rank as one of the most stunning sites in the Sonoma Coast. Sitting at 1500 feet, Hirsch has views of the Pacific Ocean three miles away, along with the redwoods and firs that surround the vineyard. The wine has a brooding presence and its structure is such that patience is rewarded. The two Sonoma Coast wines offer more immediate appeal. The Pinot is of medium weight with red berry fruit and floral notes whilst the Chardonnay is dominated by lemon, apricot and chamomile notes and an underlying energy. This is a great source of serious wine.

Winemaker: Ehren Jordan

Parcels:
Alban
Chuy
Haynes
Hirsch
Hudson
Occidental
Pearlessence
Peay
Whistle

Website: www.faillawines.com

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