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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 4 
ProducerFailla (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardPeay Vineyard
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma Coast

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Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2016 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.9 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 14 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by ewsds on 6/17/2014 & rated 90 points: This wine has plenty of structure and life left in it, I'm just not sure though if it will improve much in the future (other than smooth out from the tannins settling). Clearly a cool-climate Pinot, even in a warmer year like 2007. A nice red-fruit oriented Pinot with a solid backbone. It has enough structure that it's a bit of a distraction, although it did start to smooth out a bit after a few hours. Will likely improve, but I'm not sure what will become of it. Needs more cellar time and/or a good decant as of this writing. (705 views)
 Tasted by handymom on 12/24/2012 & rated 89 points: Overall, pleasant, but nothing spectacular. Flavors were on the weak side. (1227 views)
 Tasted by Mark H. LeQuire on 12/2/2012 & rated 92 points: Ready to drink. No flaws, no sediment, no rim variation in the glass. Classic pinot nose. Moderate fruit intensity. Low alcohol taste. Medium finish. (1214 views)
 Tasted by Fishboy on 10/11/2012 & rated 90 points: Another great bottle (1428 views)
 Tasted by petitblanc on 3/10/2012 & rated 85 points: This bottle didn't show at the level of other Failla pinots I have tasted. Thinnish, ripe, simple, hot, and tart, not horrible but a pretty ordinary Sonoma pinot. (1751 views)
 Tasted by Fishboy on 12/31/2011 & rated 90 points: Great Pinot (1583 views)
 Tasted by terroiristblog on 10/15/2011 & rated 95 points: Holy crap this was delicious. Tart raspberries, bright red cherries, electric acidity, incredibly juicy mouthfeel, and a hint of secondary and tertiary characteristics sneaking out. One of the best Pinots I've ever had. (1552 views)
 Tasted by FieldingYost on 7/30/2011 & rated 91 points: A citrus flair on the nose, blood oranges, backed by more traditional red cherry notes, brown spices. Layered, ripe, exquisite acidity, coming together very well, tart raspberry and red cherry flavors, limpid, acidic on the finish. An elegance here, could use some time, outstanding sonoma coast cool-climate style. (1057 views)
 Tasted by jdabrowski1027 on 6/4/2011 & rated 93 points: P&P. It ended up throwing a lot of sediment, so decant. Drinking really nice now. My Prior note covers it... This is great stuff. (1234 views)
 Tasted by jdabrowski1027 on 11/27/2010 & rated 93 points: P&p. Really Fun nose of meat, melon, green leaf, citrus and charcoal. Very bright on the palate with a silky mouhtfeel., it's very round but restrained. Hints of oj, and mint. Balanced with refreshing acidity. Excellent! (1493 views)

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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