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Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013 (Sonoma, California) - [WE 93] [AG 92] [WS 90]
Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013 (Sonoma, California) - [WE 93] [AG 92] [WS 90]



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Winery: Failla
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Sonoma Coast, California
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Notes From The Winemaker:

Our Chardonnay program at Failla continues to evolve, as is demonstrated by our 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. The growth of this wine is due to the purchase of a new vineyard . Additionally, m aturing vines and improved farming along with a more complex elevage all combine to provide our highest quality wine yet. Upon acquiring the Oli vet Vineyard in 2011, full conversion to organic farming was implemented to ensure the highest quality of fruit. Another core blending component comes from the you ng vine block at Keefer Ranch, which was planted to heirloom Wente selection per Ehren’s suggestion in 2002. T his cool site adds nerve and energy to the blend. The final component c omes from the Floodgate Vineyard, which lies just outside of the West Sonoma County town of Guerneville . Pl anted on a mix of alluvial and G oldridge 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 our vineyard designate wines. The fruit is whole cluster pressed in to a combination of French oak puncheon and barrique , concrete e ggs , and stainless stee l . This careful selection of vessels amplifies the natural ly cool tone of th is c oast al 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. Aromatically the 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay contains a bright and lively mix of lemon verbena, orang e blossom and toasted hazelnuts. The flinty palate is bright and textured with balancing notes of toasted walnuts, fennel , and a chiseled minerality.

Vintage: 2013
Variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Aging: 50% French Oak (5% new) 25% Concrete Egg 25% Stainless Steel
Alcohol: 13.9%
VINEYARDS Keefer Ranch Olivet (Estate) Floodgate

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

"In this crisp, tangy white from a cool-climate home, tangerine and pineapple play off each other around a fluffy backbone and structured minerality. More of that tang comes to the fore on the finish, this being a bang-for-your-buck kind of wine that will delight at the dinner table or in the kitchen while cooking." - Virginie Boone (7/1/2015)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a terrific appellation-level bottling. Lemon oil, apricot pit, white pepper and chamomile are all very much alive in this beautifully expressive, pliant Chardonnay. The finish bristles with a real sense of energy. This is pure class all the way." - Antonio Galloni (January 2015)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Rich and solid, with honeydew, honeysuckle, fig, apricot and spice notes reverberating on the finish. Still a touch raw at this early stage, but a good bet to gain. Drink now. 2,000 cases made." - JL (Jul 31, 2015)

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