Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2015
VM90: "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, spice and leather notes are all nicely pushed forward. The 30% whole clusters add quite a bit of aromatic nuance to play off the rich, dense fruit. This is a fabulous entry-level offering from Failla and proprietor Ehren Jordan." - Vinous Media
Ehren Jordan gained experience in France and at Turley Wine Cellar before starting Failla (named after his wife) on 85-acres on the Sonoma Coast, about 2 miles from the Pacific next to Hirsch Vineyards. This is a fantastic example of Failla's strict selection and high quality. It is layered with red fruit, spice and dusty tannins.