Red

2009 Failla Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • LoireFan wrote: (91 points)

    June 25, 2017 - Maybe 92.

  • Rasmussenbrent wrote: (91 points)

    May 31, 2017 - Great bottle of wine. Wasn't expecting the smokiness but still enjoyed it. Needed some time to open up and ease up. Will seal and try it again tomorrow.

  • rosenst1 wrote: (92 points)

    October 22, 2016 - PnP. Medium bright ruby. Airy nose of red fruits, some blood orange, and some Burgundian "stink", which seems to blow off. On the palate this is medium weight and silky smooth; no tannins to resolve. Lovely wine - at peak, though could keep another year or two.

  • Rousanne Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 10, 2015 - Decanted for 1hr and drank up to 1hr;
    Delicate nose, dried strawberries, earthy with a hint of barnyard. Supple, silky wine with flavors of dried berry, dried strawberry, cedar, hints of sunburned raisins, thyme or tea, light tobacco, smooth lingering finish.

  • IJC Likes this wine:

    September 14, 2014 - Delicious.

    Aromas of cinnamon, strawberry, and dark red fruit are immediately sensed; as the wine evolves in the glass, they become more intense. The color ranges from a deep burgundy to a garnet color that bleeds into a clear meniscus at the edge of the glass. The garnet is a visual parallel of the cinnamon note.

    Bright, tart red fruit taste, with spicy undertones and a long finish. Drunk over a period of an hour, the flavors became fuller, richer, more nuanced. The tannins are extremely well integrated - this wine is drinking beautifully now, and it will be interesting to see how it matures.

    Rated 2 on a scale of -1 to 3, I may later be inclined to elevate this to a 3. This is an extraordinary expression of Sonoma terroir, and a tribute to the restraint of the winemaker.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Estate Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (2%)
  • In Cellars 104 (34%)
  • Consumed 197 (64%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Duck confit, potatoes and garlic., with roasted figs

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