Failla ‘Lola’ Pinot Noir 2019, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-LA) is short, it is not without its complexities – our first vintage release was as Failla-Jordan in 1998. Ehren Jordan loves to experiment with his favorite varietals, coaxing out their various incarnations from different climates (cool, cooler, and coolest), soil types, and rootstock. Lola is sourced from two cool-climate vineyard sites in emerging growing regions for Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The first is situated in the eastern portion of the Petaluma Gap in the heart of the windy corridor and the second is a well-known site in Fort Ross Seaview. The2019 Vintage was what you?d call a ‘classic’, starting with perfectly timed rainfall, a somewhat more compact growing season, even temperatures, and warm dry weather at harvest that brought us perfectly ripe, healthy fruit. Tasting notes: Passionfruit, black tea, and pomegranate on a firm but vibrant palate. Fermentation: 30% whole cluster, all native. Aging: 11 months on lees, 15% new French oak.