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2016 Failla Pearlessence Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8229149 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
bbegg13 $50 $50
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8229149 1 $50 May 22, 2022
I8109488 1 $50 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

Killer notes of rose petals, mulberries, damp earth, and wild strawberries give way to an ultra-fine, medium-bodied, incredibly seamless 2016 that never puts a foot wrong. It has everything you could want from a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

94Vinous / IWC

Rose petal, dried herbs, crushed red berries and mint are all nicely laced together. Medium in body, gracious and super-finessed, the Pearlessence is a real beauty...nicely balanced in this impeccable, striking Pinot...

PRODUCER

Failla

Failla is on the Sonoma Coast. It was founded in 1998 by the husband-and-wife team of Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla and it was known as Failla Jordan. Three years later they were legally required to change the name of their winery because of an already existing winery called Jordan Vineyards. Failla Jordan shortened their business name simply to Failla with the 2002 vintage. Winemaker Ehren Jordan worked in winemaking in the Rhone Valley and then became winemaker at Neyers Vineyards and Turley Wine Cellars. Failla makes primarily Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Robert M. Parker Jr. has generally rated Failla wines in the 90s, and notes that Ehren Jordan “continues to exhibit a French-inspired sensitivity to winemaking….Failla is an excellent source of elegant, flavor-filled, complex wines…”

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.