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2015 Failla Chardonnay Sonoma CoastChardonnay from United States

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"The Chardonnay program at Failla continues to evolve, as is demonstrated by their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. The growth of this wine is due to the purchase of a new vineyard. Ad...

  • 91+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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91+

"The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is scented of lemon tart, grapefruit and white peaches with an orange blossoms and allspice undercurrent. Medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing in the mouth, it has great intensity of citrus flavors and a satiny texture, finishing long and perfumed. 200 cases produced."

90 Wine Spectator

"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."

Product Description:

"The Chardonnay program at Failla continues to evolve, as is demonstrated by their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. The growth of this wine is due to the purchase of a new vineyard. Additionally, maturing vines and improved farming along with a more complex elevage all combine to provide their highest quality wine yet. Upon acquiring the Olivet Vineyard in 2011, full conversion to organic farming was implemented to ensure the highest quality of fruit. Another core blending component comes from the young vine block at Keefer Ranch,which was planted to heirloom Wente selection per Ehren’s suggestion in 2002. This cool site adds nerve and energy to the blend. The final component comes from the Floodgate Vineyard, which lies just outside of the West Sonoma County town of Guerneville. Planted on a mix of alluvial and Goldridge soils, Floodgate also complements the blend with a cool tone and fresh,snappy verve. All of the sources are vinified separately and made with the same care as their vineyard designate wines. The fruit is whole cluster pressed into a combination of French oak puncheon and barrique, concrete eggs, and stainless steel.This careful selection of vessels amplifies the naturally cool tone of this coastal fruit. Native yeasts are employed for primary fermentation and the wine completes malolactic fermentation naturally. The wine rests sur-lie for 9 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105611
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Sonoma
Ratings

91+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.9%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla