FAILLA Pinot Noir 2016

(Sonoma Coast, California) $37

This incredible pinot costs less than $8 a glass. In a New York hotel, a cappuccino costs more than $8! There’s no doubt that owner/winemaker Ehren Jordan has an intuitive feel for the varietal. His cool climate pinots always have a juicy aliveness, even as they ride on waves of elegance and delicacy. With this 2016, the deep earthy aromas that pull you into the wine are irresistible. A self-taught winemaker, Jordan’s degrees are in art history and classical architecture. Art and architecture, it would appear, are perfect frameworks for thinking about great wine. (13.9% abv)

94 points KM

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