- 92 Punkte WINE ENTHUSIAST: "The southern Napa Coombsville area is near San Pablo Bay, making it a cool area. In this vintage, it shows the acidity and mineraity of its terroir, but also the ripeness Chardonnay can achieve in a good vineyard, with orange and apricot flavors enhanced with oak. Drink now."
- WINESPECTATOR: "Fresh and vibrant, with spicy pear, mineral, light cedary oak and subtle spice notes. This wins points for vitality and persistence. Should be better in a year or two. Best from 2015 through 2021. 495 cases made."
- VINOUS Antonio Galloni: "(from dry-farmed vines planted on St. George rootstock in 1964 and 1965): Bright medium yellow. Inviting aromas of white peach, apple and brown spices. Plush, ripe and sweet, with some high-toned spice notes that called to mind both riesling and muscat. This chewy, tactile wine delivers an intriguing combination of tropical fruits and saline character. An oddball but certainly distinctive. Finishes with good intensity and grip."
- DECANTER: "Fine florality with citrus overtones and good natural richness of fruit. Rich but precise palate, with ample ripe apple and apricot fruit, and balancing acidity. Impressive persistence and lovely aromatics.
It may surprise some to find Ehren Jordan?s Failla label among our top tier of Chardonnays. For many years Jordan was the winemaker for Turley, a winery that specialised in Zinfandel and Petite Syrah. These were mainly superconcentrated, high-alcohol wines that divided the critics. Many admired them; others found them undrinkable. The heyday of this style at Turley was in the 1990s, and in recent years the wines have been far better balanced. Jordan left Turley in 2013 and now focuses on his own property 430m up in the Sonoma Coast highlands, where he has planted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, which he farms organically. Jordan also buys fruit from favourite vineyards, and this Chardonnay is sourced from the Haynes Vineyard in Coombsville, a cool area in southern Napa. The vines were planted in 1966. The inaugural vintage was 2011, which was entirely barrel-fermented, but in 2012 Jordan vinified part of the juice in concrete eggs. Just 500 cases were made."
|% vol Alk:||13,9|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||Flint Wines Ltd, 16 Stannary Street, London SE11 4AA, Großbritannien|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Failla Winery, 3530 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena, CA 94574, USA|