2005 Failla Syrah Phoenix Ranch


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2012
CT90.3 17 reviews
Borrowed from N.V.
Borrowed from 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • bobpsi wrote: (88 points)

    January 16, 2014 - 1 hr decant. Moderate nose of crushed black pepper, black and blue fruits and roasted meats. Medium plus body of blackberry, peppered steak, and olives. A little hot on the finish.

  • rcurlee wrote: (91 points)

    June 30, 2012 - Drinking exceptionally well and even better after being opened for two days. I really enjoyed the complexity of the dark brambly fruit mixed with hints of smoke and earth. My only complaint would be that it still had a bit of a gritty mouthfeel which might have been OK if I had driven it to a dinner at a restaurant, but it has been sitting in my cellar since directly buying from the winery and I took it straight out and drank it.

  • crsprout wrote: (90 points)

    February 6, 2012 - Dark fruit, leather, espresso and a hint of smokiness. Opened this and thought it was still too tannic and tight, but the second day this was great! It think it still has another year before it totally comes together.

  • mattowan wrote: (93 points)

    March 31, 2011 - Restrained nicely acidic medium dark fruit syrah that is very food friendly. Well structured with some somkey notes.

  • whits wrote: (87 points)

    October 15, 2010 - black syrah, expressive nose, unfolds with yellow mustard, olive, and smoky meat, restraint on the fruit, but a Californian emphasis on soil, shows some cherries, tobacco, olive, smoke and stone, has an acidic backbone to hold up with food, there is a dark side to this wine

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, Issue #132 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Phoenix Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 130 (48%)
  • Consumed 140 (52%)

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