JD97: A semi-opaque red, the 2021 Pinot Noir Estate offers lots of ripe mixed berry and blue fruits as well as notes of candied flowers, loads of graphite and dark stone, and well-balanced spice. Full-bodied on the palate, with ripe, sweet tannins, it’s the fullest bodied of these wines from Failla. Another exceptional wine from Ehren Jordan, it will certainly benefit from another few years in bottle before drinking 2025-2040.
VM96: The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard oozes character. Dark, seamless and so alluring, the Estate captures all the signatures of Fort Ross-Seaview in its intensely mineral, savory personality. Black cherry, plum, lavender, licorice, menthol and black pepper all run through this super-expressive Pinot from Failla