2011 Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • skinut Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 21, 2014 - After two Saintsbury Brown Ranch (2009 & 2010) PN which were very "pretty" and delicate, this comes out heavier mouthfeel, blck cherry and nice weight on the palate. Not necessarily better, just different. At a good place now, not sure time will add much. Glad I have two more bottles.

  • Geoque wrote: (90 points)

    May 20, 2014 - Both Steven Tanzer and the Wine Spectator are dead on with this one. Drink now. There is only a hint of tannins and oakiness here.

  • Tony Poli Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 20, 2014 - Medium garnet color. Quiet nose out of the bottle, but it gained complexity with air. Lots if red fruit and floral notes, with a hint of Asian spice. Balanced palate, with spicy red fruit, nice structure and mouthfeel. Medium to long finish, quite pleasant. Paired with grilled king salmon, fortunate choice. Glad I had more than one bottle, we needed to open a second one.

  • domco wrote:

    January 12, 2014 - Better with air, so I would wait to drink. A lighter wine, cherry and cranberry. Something I didn't care for mid palate though. A bit underwhelmed by Failla so far.

  • mattyboy_ wrote:

    January 6, 2014 - Okay entry level Failla Pinot. This 2011 vintage is more backward than 2012 though. More sappy cherry/cran flavors and fairly tannic.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma and Beyond: New Releases (Feb 2014) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/4/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; light oak, cherry nose; ripe strawberry, tart cherry palate; medium finish (20% new French oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (2%)
  • In Cellars 271 (58%)
  • Consumed 184 (40%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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