2011 Failla Pinot Noir Whistler Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2017 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • tjib13 Likes this wine:

    December 31, 2015 - subtle aromas, earth, lavender and herbs. complex flavors, initially light red fruit, some dried red fruit, tea, juicy into the finish with acidic lift, mostly integrated tannins. long finish

  • MattMauldin wrote: (93 points)

    March 2, 2013 - World Of Pinot Noir Grand Tasting- 3/2; 3/2/2013-3/4/2013 (Shell Beach, CA): Dark and dense notes of tea, forest floor and fig. Layered on the palate with dense earth, dark spice and fig jam. Finely structured with spicy acidity lingering on the finish. Excellent.

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

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Failla Pinot Noir Whistler Vineyard) Dark ruby color; intriguing, roses, rose petal, hibiscus, tart red berry nose; tight, very tart berry, reduction, rosehips, mineral palate with medium acidity, like a blend of high acid Cotes du Rhone with California Pinot; needs 4-plus years; medium-plus finish 91+ points

Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 119 (82%)
  • Consumed 25 (17%)

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