2017 Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Region: USA, California
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Dry med-bodied red; strawberry, tabac | Margherita pizza
Sourced from Eola Springs, Chehalem Mountain, Bjornson and Seven Springs, showing both the floral lift and deep-rooted fruit of the Valley.
Ehren Jordan converted to oenology half-way through a degree in archaeology. Having trained under Jean-Luc Colombo in the Rhône, his Californian wines exhibit some European influence, particularly in the restraint which he achieves by seeking out cooler sites. Setting up his own winery in 1998, Ehren grows and bottles only Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and very small quantities of Syrah under the Failla label. Ehren also manages Day Zinfandel, which is a pet project dedicated exclusively to Zinfandel wines.
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