Vineyard: Failla Estate
|Owners||Ann-Maria Failla, Ehren Jordan|
|Story||Working for Helen in her Marcassin Vineyard, Ehren spent a year exploring the area and eventually acquired a 40-acre parcel on the Gualala Ranch with five plantable acres. The vineyard shares a small region with Marcassin, Flowers, Hirsch, Martinelli, and Peter Michael. First marketable vintage in 2001.
A second adjoining parcel was acquired and planted in 2002 with six different Pinot Noir selections. The first meager yields were in 2006.
Both parcels are organically farmed.|
|Dates Planted||1998, 2002|
|Location||Minimum elevations of 1000 feet (above the fog line) and 1-3 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean as the crow flies. Located in the new Seaview-Fort Ross appellation to distinguish it as a unique area in the Sonoma Coast.|
|Aspect||Surrounded by madronas. douglas firs, redwoods and giant oak trees.|
|Varieties||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah|
|Trellis Spacing||Tight spacing|
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2011 Failla Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.45% alc., pH 3.85, TA 0.55. Southeast aspect, clones 777, Swan
and Calera, 101.14 rootstock, Franciscan Complex soil. Average Brix 23.5º, 20% whole cluster, aged 12
months in 30% new French oak.
Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Deep, dark fruit is the theme on the
nose and palate. Juicy, with good acidity, balanced tannins and a generous finish. Picks up a spicy, savory
bent over time.
Reviewed August 14, 2013