Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Driving down Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail, take a turn down a small road. This brings you to a little yellow house. As you walk down the path towards the house, you arrive at this warm welcoming environment. This is the starting point to your tasting expierence at Failla’s boutique winery. The majority of Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla’s wines are pinot, but they also produce a spectacular Estate Chardonnay labeled Sonoma Coast.
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is 20% of Failla’s young-vine Chardonnay blend that is fermented and aged in concrete egg vessels. The remainder is fermented and aged for 10 months in French oak, only 15% new and barely perceptible in the finished wine’s flinty nose. It is balanced with citrusy scents of grapefruit and lime, and filled out with a hint of jasmine and oyster-shell. The textural contributions of the concrete-fermented lots nicely balance the wine’s vibrant mouth-watering acidity.
This Chardonnay is European in style.
Wine Enthusiast scored it 93
3,000 Cases Produced