Sonoma Coast, California
While this history of Failla (pronounced FAY-LA) is short, it is not without its complexities. Our first vintage release was as Failla-Jordan in 1998; the label taking its name from winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla. That year, Failla's first release of Alban Vineyard Viognier and Que Syrah Syrah coincided with planting the first blocks at our Estate Vineyard in Casadero. The first Estate releases would be several years away.
These are the elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines that were obviously influenced by European rather than New World models.
-Robert Parker, December 2013
Failla is a reference point winery for the Sonoma Coast. This is as good as it gets.
-Antonio Galloni, July 2013