Failla

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

9.148 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
TJ Maxwell

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

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

Apr 13th, 2016
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.

Sep 12th, 2018
Gary Fenstra

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

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

Aug 2nd, 2018
Kendall Stowell

Love

Jan 19th, 2018
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.

Dec 18th, 2017
Erik Nordman

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.

Nov 27th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

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

Oct 23rd, 2017
Richard Haynes

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

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

Jul 15th, 2017
Jack Bender

Charleston Chards

Charleston Chards

Jun 4th, 2017
James Fenner

Bistro Union

Bistro Union

Apr 30th, 2017