Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017
In our ongoing quest for purity of expression we continue to shift toward more neutral élevage for this enjoy-it-young chardonnay: splitting half of the fruit between concrete egg and stainless steel vessels. The remainder fermented and aged in french oak, only 15% new and barely perceptible in the finished wine's aromas of wet-stone, lime and oyster-shell. Malolactic fermentation provides a round, glycerin finish that balance the wine's vibrant mouth-watering acidity.
Very savory, with notes of tarragon to the green apple, white cherry and gooseberry flavors. Mineral and spice details show on the firm finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,725 cases made.