2009 Failla Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • 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.

  • sellerscellar Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 26, 2013 - Man, what a difference time in the bottle has made for this wine. It is a much more integrated and balanced wine. Still a bit tight, but comes into its own after about 30-45 min. Bright red fruits, crisp acidity to keep it racy. Drink with a decant or hold for another 6-12 months.

  • jeagle wrote: (90 points)

    July 31, 2013 - Popped and poured and consumed over 3 hours. Perfumy nose of strawberry and flowers which for me was the wine's best asset. Strawberry and rhubarb flavors sitting atop decent structure simply struck me as textbook delicate. Good textbook, but in a vintage as strong as 2009 was across the board for pinot, I was expecting more intensity and breadth.

  • JSPuskar wrote: (93 points)

    August 10, 2012 - We had this wine with salmon, and it was great. It had very enjoyable notes of bright fruit on the nose, and it was very smooth with strawberry and cocoa on the palate. We drank it over two days, and it was even better the next evening.

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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 114 (38%)
  • Consumed 181 (60%)

Food Pairing

Duck confit, potatoes and garlic., with roasted figs

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