Failla

After cutting his winemaking teeth assisting a consultant in France's Rhone Valley during the difficult 1992 and 1993 vintages, Ehren Jordan went on to make powerful Petite Sirahs and Zinfandels for Turley Wine Cellars. The lessons he learned in France about maximizing ripeness in challenging conditions now serve Jordan at the 85-acre property on the Sonoma Coast, about 2.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. In 1998 Ehren planted another parcel contiguous to their first, and in 2002 planted it with five acres of rootstock before grafting six selections of long-coveted Pinot Noir scion material the following year. Ehren's commitment to the highest standards of viticultural practice, coupled with his education in France and throughout California, is expressed every bottle of Failla Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2016
90  Jeb Dunnuck 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2016 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is laced with the essence of blood orange, bright red fruit, mint and white pepper. Medium in body, gracious and lifted, the Sonoma Coast Pinot has so much to offer. Year in, year out, Failla's Sonoma Coast Pinot is one of the very best wines in
Item Number: 30721
Bottle:$32.45
Case: $389.40
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Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Wins points for purity, offering a clean expression of ripe pear, apple and citrus flavors, with a pleasant dash of cedary oak adding dimension and depth. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases made.–JL"  Vinous Media 88 "The 2015 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a very pretty,

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Failla's 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is absolutely delicious. Ripe, plummy and flamboyant, the Sonoma Coast Pinot is quite exotic in this vintage. Intense color and a darker flavor spectrum than normal - both vintage signatures - are evident. Black cherry, hard candy, cola,

Failla 'Occidental Ridge' Pinot Noir 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2014 Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge Vineyard is undeniably attractive, but it also seems to say everything it has to say at the outset. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and menthol open up in a Pinot that offers a compelling combination of flavor intensity but with no excess weight.

Failla 'Haynes Vyd' Chardonnay 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2014 Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard, from a site in Coombsville, is endowed with a real sense of crystalline purity and nuance. Orange blossom, mint, spice, wild flowers and honey are some of the notes that take shape. A wine of exceptional purity and nuance, the 2014 impresses

Failla 'Hirsch Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2014
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "The 2014 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is a total knock-out. Dark, rich and explosive, the 2014 possesses magnificent depth and pedigree to burn. The flavors are dense, sweet and wonderfully nuanced throughout. A wine of extraordinary, almost Nebbiolo-like aromatic intensity and firm

Failla 'Fort Ross-Seaview' Chardonnay 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2014 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is often marked by a distinctive phenolic quality, as it is again this year. The 2014 is an especially wild, powerful Chardonnay that reflects the marginal micro-climate of this coastal site, yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. Floral,

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2014
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88  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 88 "Shows off a strong, pithy citrus peel flavor and texture, with lemon, blood orange and green tree fruits that lend this a lively personality. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. –JL"  Vinous Media 88 "The 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is round, soft and nicely layered throughout.

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2014
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2014 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a fabulous wine at this level. Sweet spices, rose petal, mint and succulent cherry/plum notes all lift from the glass. Supple and beautifully layered throughout, the Sonoma Coast hits all the right notes. A final burst of fruit rushes across

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 Editor's Choice "This is an easy-to-like wine, light, clear and spicy in aromas of cardamom and flowers. Earthy, silky and tingling in acidity, it offers a spicy experience on the tongue backed by enough crisp red fruit to please many palates. For the comparatively modest price,

Failla 'Keefer Ranch' Chardonnay 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 " The 2013 Chardonnay Keefer Ranch is supple, immediate and quite forward. Peach, apricot, mint, honey and wild flowers jump from the glass in an up-front Chardonnay with plenty of Russian River generosity. The Keefer is a bit less complex than some of the other Chardonnays in the

Failla 'Occidental Ridge' Pinot Noir 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2013 Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge Vineyard is one of the more beautiful and expressive wines in the range. Gorgeous red-toned aromas flesh out in an ample, pliant Pinot with tons of intrigue. Cinnamon, orange peel, white pepper and cranberry add attractive aromatic overtones.

Failla 'Savoy' Pinot Noir 2013
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Generous, abundant, ripe fruit flavors and a tasty touch of spicy oak make a fine combo in this medium-bodied, plush-textured wine. With repeated sips the fruit flavors taste even more intricate and interesting. The texture firms up nicely due to fine tannins and welcome

Failla 'Fort Ross-Seaview' Chardonnay 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2013 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is one of the more phenolic wines in this range, with a real sense of vertical structure that gives the wine its intensity and drive.The flavors are rich and quite powerful, but there is also a sense of restraint that balances things out. I would

Failla 'Keefer Ranch' Pinot Noir 2013
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2013 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch is one of the juicier wines in the range, yet it retains the mid-weight style of the year at Failla. Rose petals, mint, hard candy, cinnamon and sweet red berries add nunace in a supple Pinot that presents a laid-back expression of Russian River

Failla 'Haynes Vyd' Chardonnay 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "Green pears, white flowers, mint and white peaches open up in the 2013 Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard, a dry-farmed site in Coombsville planted with head-trained, own-rooted vines. The style is bright, floral and precise. Expressive saline notes support the nuanced, impeccable finish.

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2013
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Online Exclusive "In this crisp, tangy white from a cool-climate home, tangerine and pineapple play off each other around a fluffy backbone and structured minerality. More of that tang comes to the fore on the finish, this being a bang-for-your-buck kind of wine that will

Failla 'Occidental Ridge' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93 "Striking inner perfume and pure nuance are the signatures of the 2012 Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge. A textured, layered Pinot, the Occidental Ridge is graced with sweet red cherries, mint, flowers, tobacco and hard candy, all in a lifted, gracious style with considerable appeal.

Failla 'Hudson Vineyard' Syrah 2012
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93 "The 2012 Syrah Hudson Vineyard provides a fascinating contrast to the Estate Syrah. Savory and earthy notes emerge first, followed by dark fruit, leather and dried flowers. I very much like the sense of energy and depth in the glass. The 2012 is very beautiful, but not quite as

Failla 'Hudson Vineyard' Chardonnay 2012
91  Wine Spectator 
Vinous 94 "The 2012 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard, from one of the great sites in Napa Valley, is also one of the most classic California Chardonnays in this range. Lemon peel, pastry, flowers and sweet spices meld together in a textured, inviting Chardonnay built on texture. A wine of stunning

Failla 'Savoy' Pinot Noir 2012
94  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 94 "An addition to the range, Failla's 2012 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard, is fabulous. Dark red stone fruit, smoke tobacco and licorice jump from the glass in a vivid, structured Pinot endowed with stunning depth and nuance. The balance of fruit and minerality is simply compelling.

Failla 'Keefer Ranch' Pinot Noir 2012
90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90 "The 2012 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch is a pretty, mid-weight wine best suited for drinking over the next few years. Crushed flowers, savory herbs, menthol and sweet red cherries add nuance on the mid-weight finish. I am starting to believe the Keefer may turn out to be a better site

Failla 'Fort Ross-Seaview' Chardonnay 2012
94  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 94 "One of the standouts in this range, the 2012 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is endowed with striking minerality and energy to match the pure depth of the fruit. This is a distinctly broad, yet implosive Chardonnay typical of the coast that needs time for the flavors to fully flesh

Failla 'Keefer Ranch' Chardonnay 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Lemon oil, grapefruit and crushed rocks all take shape as the 2011 Chardonnay Keefer Ranch shows off its focused, vibrant personality. This is one of the more pointed, intensely saline Chardonnays in the lineup. Transparent, vivid and totally alive in the glass, the 2011 impresses

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2012
92  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 Chardonnay Estate from the Fort Ross-Seaview area, from a vineyard planted with an Old Wente clone of Chardonnay. Classic aromas of white peaches, apricots, poached pears and buttered brioche along with a stony minerality and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel appear in