Daily Wine 6/23/17:
Failla – Haynes Vineyard – Chardonnay – Coombsville – 2012
- Failla is a winery that makes wines from grapes sourced from throughout the North Coast of California.
- Led by Ehren Jordan, the operation has been small and family-operated since 1998. Anne-Marie Failla, a co-owner, is where the winery gets its name.
- Ehren started his career by working for Turley, juggling the two for a while before focusing solely on Failla.
- Many wines are produced, but the Sonoma Coast wines are at the top of the range.
- Coombsville is at the southeastern corner of Napa Valley and Haynes Vineyard is a dry-farmed site planted with own-rooted vines. Coombsville is closer to San Pablo Bay, making it a cooler climate.
- This cooler climate produces Chardonnay with acidity, minerality, and ripeness all in one.
- Pair this with slow-cooked eggs and trout.