Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014

$34.99

New Chardonnay release from the private label of Ehren Jordan, Turley's longtime winemaker.  Limited. The final blend of Failla's Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is composed of fruit from Keefer Ranch and the Floodgate Vineyard. The young vine block from the cooler Keefer Ranch site gives the wine blend verve and freshness while the Floodgate Vineyard adds depth and richness. Both vineyards are planted from the Dijon Clone 95 the "Old Wente" selection, which makes some of California's best Chardonnays.  It posseses a layered texture accenting the wines natural fruit, minerality and floral character.  A small-production gem to snap up while its available.

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Ratings on Delectable

TJ Maxwell Delectable Pro

Lemon, stone, delicate white flowers aromas. Textured, honeyed white fruit flavors. Lovely

Lemon, stone, delicate white flowers aromas. Textured, honeyed white fruit flavors. Lovely

9.1

Brian Hearty

2014. Served very cold, but the citrusy aromas really blossomed as it warmed.

2014. Served very cold, but the citrusy aromas really blossomed as it warmed.

9.1

Gary Fenstra

A fine ending to Concerts on the Square. Thanks Square Wine

A fine ending to Concerts on the Square. Thanks Square Wine

9.0

Kendall Stowell

Love

Love

9.0

Jeremy Buss

Burnt notes on the palate with medium butter. A clean flavor to it as well. Overall a good representation of the region.

Burnt notes on the palate with medium butter. A clean flavor to it as well. Overall a good representation of the region.

8.7

Erik Nordman Delectable Pro

First time trying this much-lauded California (and now Oregon as well, based on recent news I’ve seen) producer. Definitely not let down. This is their most basic appellation-level bottling. Poured a bright medium (-) straw-gold hue. Moderate concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apples, slightly underripe pineapple, wet stone, heavy cream, pie crust dough, lemon curd, and fennel. On the palate, the wine is round and shows (slightly less) ripe yellow apple, lemon curd, wet stone, hard cheese rind leesinees, underripe papaya, and fennel. Acidity is medium (+), alcohol is medium (+)/high and slightly (but not too distractingly) hot. Dry, with a medium (-) softly-textured body. Pretty good stuff, definitely want to seek out some of their single-site offerings.

First time trying this much-lauded California (and now Oregon as well, based on recent news I’ve seen) producer. Definitely not let down. This is their most basic appellation-level bottling. Poured a bright medium (-) straw-gold hue. Moderate concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apples, slightly underripe pineapple, wet stone, heavy cream, pie crust dough, lemon curd, and fennel. On the palate, the wine is round and shows (slightly less) ripe yellow apple, lemon curd, wet stone, hard cheese rind leesinees, underripe papaya, and fennel. Acidity is medium (+), alcohol is medium (+)/high and slightly (but not too distractingly) hot. Dry, with a medium (-) softly-textured body. Pretty good stuff, definitely want to seek out some of their single-site offerings.

9.0

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

While history of Failla (pron: FAY-la) is short it is not without its complexities. Founded as Failla Jordan in 1998, it took its name from the husband-and-wife team of winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla. That year they planted vines but began buying fruit to make wine. Fresh fruit aromas with citrus and honey scents. On the palate melon, pineapple and lemon zest flavors with light toasty notes. Savory, well balanced on lingering finish, great mouthfeel ending with mineral tones

While history of Failla (pron: FAY-la) is short it is not without its complexities. Founded as Failla Jordan in 1998, it took its name from the husband-and-wife team of winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla. That year they planted vines but began buying fruit to make wine. Fresh fruit aromas with citrus and honey scents. On the palate melon, pineapple and lemon zest flavors with light toasty notes. Savory, well balanced on lingering finish, great mouthfeel ending with mineral tones

9.0

Richard Haynes

Toasty notes, baked apple, stony minerals. Well balanced #sonomacoast #chardonnay

Toasty notes, baked apple, stony minerals. Well balanced #sonomacoast #chardonnay

9.1

Jack Bender

Charleston Chards

Charleston Chards

9.4

James Fenner

Bistro Union

Bistro Union

9.0

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