Failla "Savoy Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2019 (Anderson Valley, California) - [VM 94] [JD 94]

Failla "Savoy Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2019
(Anderson Valley, California) - [VM 94] [JD 94]


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About the Winery:
Founded in 1998, Failla is a project by winemaker Ehren Jordan and his wife Anne-Marie Failla that is dedicated to sourcing cool climate fruit from the coastal areas of California and making wine using traditional Burgundian methods. Ehren debuted in the California wine industry in 1994, followed by a sojourn to Cornas. After years of making wines for both Neyers Vineyards and Turley Wine Cellars, Ehren decided to start his own business.

In 2004, he purchased 10 acres of land on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley that included a vintage yellow farm house and stone winery dating back to the 1800s. In addition to renovating the existing facility, the team built a state-of-the-art bi-level wine cave that's nearly 12,000 square foot and features a concrete egg fermentation room and gravity flow equipment.

About this Wine:
Between 1991 and 1994 Savoy Vineyard was planted by original owner Rich Savoy in Anderson Valley. The vineyard is full of knolls composed of sandy loam and alluvial terraces with more darkly colored loams underlain with clay loams. Failla receives a selection massale from the vineyard, ensuring that it gets the most complexity and the truest reflection of the Savoy Vineyard. The grapes are 30% whole cluster fermentation with all native yeasts before aging for 11 months in 20% new French oak. The finished wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Aromatically the wine has notes of brambly currants and cranberries, with notes of dried rosemary and thyme and a hint of damp topsoil. On the palate, the berry flavors are a touch tarter, with silken tannins that show real aging potential

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard is forward, supple and delicious, as wines from this Anderson Valley site so often are. Succulent red cherry, plum, leather, spice and earthy notes all flesh out in the glass. Best of all, the Savoy can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring." - Antonio Galloni (1/2021)

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Dried herbs, savory cherries, and spice notes all emerge from the 2019 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard, a classic, textbook Anderson Valley Pinot Noir that reveals obvious minerality, medium-bodied richness, and terrific overall balance. It shows more salinity and rocky, earthy nuances with time in the glass and has the structure to benefit from another year or two of bottle age. It should have a solid 7-8 years of prime drinking." (7/22/2021)