93 points Wine Enthusiast
"You’ll have to search far and wide to find a Willamette Valley Pinot this good at this price. Winemaker Ehren Jordan is a proven Pinot master, and works his magic here, using fruit from top Chehalem Mountain and Eola-Amity sites. This offers a well-integrated mix of fruit and barrel fla- vors, blackberries, black cherry, mocha and coffee. The ripe and focused tannins add notes of espresso and toasted hazelnuts; the wine is a sheer joy to drink." *Editors’ Choice*
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: Failla Wines began in 1998, born of the opportunity to make expressive wines from single vineyard locations across California’s western Sonoma Coast. Ehren, never one for slowing down, rapidly expanded the Failla stable from 2 wines in 1998 to over 30 wines two decades later. Our expansion into the Pacific Northwest is indicative of Ehren’s forward-thinking nature, and desire to constantly challenge himself with excellent vineyards in different regions. In 2001, we sourced fruit from the famous Goldschmidt Vineyard. Logistics proved a challenge and we only made that one vintage. Several years and a few plane trips later, we were offered Pinot from the legendary Seven Springs Vineyard and the Oregon bug officially bit us again. In 2016 we made 6 wines from all over the Willamette Valley, and in 2017 we are expanding the lineup to include Chardonnay, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Long term, we have plans for developing an 80 acre vineyard site in Dallas, Oregon, located southwest of our new Tasting Room off Zena Road in Salem.