2012 Failla Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • gmat5497 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    February 22, 2016 - Very nice.

  • LesPaul Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 21, 2016 - Wow - rich, but not overbright. Some grip, but still lots of velvet around the edges. Leans toward the plusher, darker sides of the spectra, but still quite recognizably a California Pinot. Drinking well now (February '16), but I wonder if it might be a little out of balance and suffer a bit in the out years - might not be hugely age-worthy like many other Failla Pinots are.

  • Tom Warden Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 30, 2015 - I don't usually open my Failla Pinots for four years or more from vintage year but based on all the tasting notes I gave this a slightly early try...and am glad I did! Lush fruit with minerals to balance. This is delicious now.

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  • Nanda wrote: (89 points)

    March 26, 2015 - Full nose of black cherry, herbs and a subtle stem note. Full medium rich palate with more black cherry. Moderate structure and acid in the background. A fuller and more rich Pinot than I expect from Savoy.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 19, 2015 - Funky, roasted nose. Palate is there but maybe its been heat damaged? Otherwise it tastes like salted peanuts.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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    Sonoma and Beyond: New Releases (Feb 2014) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2014 (link) 90 points

    (Failla Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard) Medium ruby color; baked cherry, baked raspberry, baking spice nose; youthful, ripe cherry, raspberry palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Savoy Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley
  • UPC Code 893924000016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 251 (83%)
  • Consumed 51 (17%)

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