2012 Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

"The 2012 Chardonnay Estate from the Fort Ross-Seaview area, from a vineyard planted with an Old Wente clone of Chardonnay. Classic aromas of white peaches, apricots, poached pears and buttered brioche along with a stony minerality and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel appear in this 2012, which should drink nicely for 4-6 years. This is the personal project of Ehren Jordan, who was the long-time apprentice at Turley Cellars. These are all elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines that were obviously influenced by European rather than New World models. Jordan owns estate vineyards in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA and purchased fruit from some of the top growers in that region." [+]