Weekly Wine Deals: 2017 Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Regular Retail: $29.99
Deal Price: $24.99 a bottle or an additional 10% off a case
Question. If you spend 20+ years working alongside some of the world's most incredible, cult winemakers, will you eventually become one yourself? Ehren Jordan, founder of Failla Wines, just might be able to answer in the affirmative. He began his career as a young man working in restaurants and wine retail. After college, he followed several roommates to California and landed his first job at Joseph Phelps where he was first introduced to the wine-famous, Mr. Bruce Neyers. He left Phelps and headed to France working in the Rhone for Jean Luc Colombo in Cornas and then returned to join Mr. Neyers as he was building his Neyers Vineyards. Along the way, he had run-ins with the infamous Helen Turley and her brother Larry of Turley Wines Cellars. He ended up working with Larry for almost 18 years making some of the most iconic single vineyard Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs ever to be produced in California. When Ehren set out in 1998 to launch his own brand of single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under his wife's family name, Failla, he had become a bit of a cult wine legend himself. Ehren was able to leverage the relationships he had built during his working throughout California to secure inroads to some of the best vineyards and fruit you can find. Always one to want to explore and push the boundaries of his wine experiences, Ehren sought out a new source of Pinot Noir fruit from Oregon. After a few visits to the Willamette Valley, in 2016, he sought to start his second winery that is the source of our email deal this week, the 2017 Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
The 2017 Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir really shows what a cult winemaker can do with great fruit. In the glass, the wine has a vibrant ruby color with a well defined, beautiful nose of cherries, wild fall raspberries, and currants with a touch of fresh herb. The palate is focused with a velveteen fruit texture, long, smooth tannins and fresh acidity. If you are a guest for this coming Thanksgiving feast, and looking for that ultimate wine for a host gift to pair with dinner, this show dog will not disappoint. We promise that even your know-it-all uncle who is a wine ‘“expert” will appreciate the skillfully produced Failla wines. Thanks and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and preferred pickup location if you are interested in having us set some aside for you. Alternatively, fill out the form below. All orders received by 5pm will be ready by 5pm of the following business day, Mon - Fri. Orders placed on Fri - Sun will be available on the following Monday by 5pm. All email orders will receive a confirmation email. Offer good through December 4th.