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A small winery founded in 2012 that is based in San Francisco sourcing grapes from North Coast vineyards. The focus is on single vineyard designated wines including a Pinot Noir that is sourced from a small vineyard in Sonoma Carneros.
The small-lot wines are sold primarily to wine club members with some online availability.
Private tastings available by appointment at the winery facility in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood Monday-Saturday.
2016 Fallon Place Herbitage Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., pH 3.46, TA 0.65, 110 cases, $38. Single clone. Aged 18 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Upon opening, aromas of cherry, baking spices, earth and dust lead off. Light to mid weight in composure, featuring a core of red berry and cherry fruits with a sidecar of spice and herbs. Very easygoing, with a silken texture and gentle tannins. More appealing when tasted later in the day from a previously opened bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed June 9, 2018 ARTICLE »
2016 Fallon Place La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
13.9% alc., pH 3.39, TA 0.65, 75 cases, $38. Aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Terrific nose with bright aromas of lemon creme, pineapple, yellow apple and butter. Nicely composed with a welcoming core of lemon fruit accompanied by complements of pineapple and blonde caramel. Somewhat unctuous and suffused with California sunshine, with a steeliness on the finish that is appealing. Score: 92. Reviewed June 9, 2018 ARTICLE »
2015 Fallon Place La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
13.9% alc, pH 3.29, TA 0.69, 51 cases, $38. Produced and bottled by Fallon Place Wines, San Francisco, Ca.. Aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels. (A second bottle tasted had aromas of cooked tropical fruits and off notes. The wine was a bit flat on the palate and probably was corked although not evident to me aromatically) · Bright golden yellow color in the glass. Bright aromas of lemon, yellow apple, creme brulee and warm brioche lead to a nicely appointed core of lemon, pineapple, pear, and caramel apple flavors. The texture is slightly creamy and there is a briny hint of the sea. A richer, riper style that seems oak appointed even though only neutral oak was used. Score: 89. Reviewed August 6, 2017 ARTICLE »
2014 Fallon Place Herbitage Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.718, 60 cases, $36. Winemaker and proprietor Cory Michal. Produced from Wädenswil grapes sustainably grown from a single vineyard in the northern Carneros AVA. Aged 18 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Aromas of black cherry, dark strawberry, earthy flora and subtle oak. Very delicate, easygoing and elegant in style, even a bit shallow on the mid palate and finish. Juicy, with flavors of red cherry, spice and dried herbs. A solid quaff that lacks initiative. Score: 88. Reviewed August 6, 2017 ARTICLE »