2006 Failla Syrah Phoenix Ranch


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2014 (Edit)
CT91.5 35 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Mark H. LeQuire wrote: (93 points)

    April 1, 2015 - Dark garnet color. Mild sediment. Mild rim variation. Low to medium fruit and old world intensity. Dark florals and fruits. No tannin. Low acid. Low alcohol. Medium finish. Paired perfectly with short rib hamburgers. Certainly ready to drink. Think likely at peak or just slightly beyond.

  • FaithC2 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    February 9, 2015 - Cloudy (unfiltered?) ruby/garnet in color. Aromas of perfumed roses and rosewater, blackberries, wet rocks, light tar, and creosote. Flavors of earth, red raspberries, peat – still structured.

    Day 2 was much different with the roses integrating and wintergreen and smoke adding to the nose. The flavors were rounder and darker, and black pepper emerged, with the tannins softer but still evident.

  • silton Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 14, 2014 - Nicely layered rich and meaty CA Syrah, with powerful black fruit aromas lifted by saline and lavender elements on the palate. Peaking now through 2016.

  • prism wrote: (92 points)

    September 23, 2014 - Excellent, though a little less complex than the 2003 Copain Hawk's Butte that followed it. Lovely Napa Syrah; very well integrated with soft red and black forest fruit. Probably time to drink up within the year.

  • hindasue wrote:

    September 19, 2014 - take to monterey jazz weekend

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 91 (40%)
  • Consumed 138 (60%)

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