Failla Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir 2016 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Failla Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir 2016
SKU: 23639

Failla Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir 2016

  • ws88

750ml

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Failla
This wine is comprised of three separate blocks from the Occidental Ridge Vineyard, located just outside of Occidental, California. This cool-climate vineyard provides us with the 114 clone, which is fermented with 10% whole clusters in an upright foudre. Additionally, both the 667 and the 777 clones are de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel. After 12-14 days of native fermentation with gentle punch downs, the wines is basket pressed to barrel and allowed a native ML conversion before aging on lees for 11 months. The barrels were 30% new French oak, 30% second year, and 40% third year. As with all of Failla's wines, they use no SO2 on the crushpad, make no additions, and bottle unfined and unfiltered.
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

Marked by spicy, savory wild berry, crushed rock, cedar and sage flavors, this red maintains its austere profile, making this a style to cellar short-term. Best from 2019 through 2025. 352 cases made.

James Laube, 2018