"From above, the rippled fog layer laps against the shores of the foothills like a voluminous cotton ocean." — Eric Cheng
Cavallo Point's Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list is comprised of over 2,200 selections from 25 countries, with vintages dating back to 1922. Like many of the world’s great wines, our list is created to reflect a sense of place. Cavallo Point sits at the gateway to California’s venerable North Coast, home to some of the world’s most renowned wine-growing regions. Our list celebrates the history of wine in California, and presents a vision of where it is going. From the state’s legendary wineries that laid the foundation, and the cult wines driving the mystique, to the small production, artisanal producers who are pushing the envelope of quality, we strive to tell the true story of wine in California.
Ehren Jordan, proprietor and winemaker of Failla Wines (pronounced FAY-luh), has no formal degree in fermentation science, a fact he proudly credits with his success. Eschewing traditional routes to a winemaking education, Ehren instead worked his way up the vertical integration ladder.
Starting with a part-time job as stock boy at Bell’s Wine Shop in Washington, DC followed by a ski season in Aspen as sommelier and manager of a local restaurant, Ehren finally made his way to California. That is where a temporary job as a tour guide at Joseph Phelps Vineyard introduced him to Bruce Neyers and three years later presented him the opportunity of a two-year apprenticeship with Jean-Luc Columbo in the Rhône Valley.
His return to California led to winemaking opportunities at Neyers Vineyards and Turley Wine Cellars. Along the way Ehren purchased a plot of land out on the rugged Sonoma Coast (Cazadero to be specific) and planted it to Chardonnay and Syrah. Shortly after, he founded Failla Wines (1998), and opened his own winey and tasting room in the Napa Valley in 2006.
Here at Cavallo Point, we’re always excited to get to work with some of California’s best artisanal wineries, and are proud to support our good friends at Failla Wines. We’re currently featuring Failla’s 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir on our by-the-glass list, as well as their 2014 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, and 2012 Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay on our bottle list. Come by soon and check out these stunning wines for yourself. Cheers!
Assistant Wine Director, Monica Zanotti
Monica Zanotti has been in the wine business all her life. Starting with a position at her family’s large wine retail store in Southern California during high school and college, Monica earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University. Following graduation, she spent six years as a field sales representative for Epic Wines in Orange County, a portfolio comprised of boutique California wineries, as well as highly regarded imports, artisan beers and spirits. In 2013, she joined Cavallo Point as a Sommelier, where she was quickly promoted to Lead Sommelier. She has been instrumental in crafting Murray Circle’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. Monica’s credentials include Certified Specialist of Wine, Society of Wine Educators 2009, Introductory Sommelier Certification, Court of Master Sommeliers 2015 & Certified Sommelier Certification and Court of Master Sommeliers 2016.
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Murray Circle at Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Circle | Fort Baker | Sausalito, California 94965
Phone: 415.339.4751 | online reservations