Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.Manage Subscriptions
2007 Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard
- > California
- > Sonoma County
- > Sonoma Coast
Community Tasting Notes 5
pdemaio wrote: (92 points)
March 16, 2012 - Big california pinot with typical cherry and red fruit on the nose. Hints of meat. Obviously unfilterd and unfined. Palate to match the nose. A bit of a drop in the midpalate, but not overlly distracting. Drinking well now. PDQ92
rrschrumjr wrote: (91 points)
May 16, 2011 - Not as varietally pure as the Hirsch version of this Pinot. Still excellent. Big and rich on the nose, smooth across the palate. A little bit of tart cherry, with even some dark, ashy flavors.
terroiristblog wrote: (91 points)
May 16, 2011 - DC Berserkers - West Sonoma Coast - Ruth's Chris Steak House: Served side-by-side with Hirsch's own '07 Pinot Noir. This one is sweeter and more approachable -- with ripe red cherry, ripe rasberries and strawberries, some earthiness, some forest, good amount of sweet spices. On the palate, like the nose, this is more approachable than Hirsch's own. Juicier, too. That said, it wasn't as distinct or complex.
cns wrote: (91 points)
April 19, 2010 - Needs more time to really show its stuff. However, with a good decant, this is also good now, but I have a hunch that this will show more stuff if you give it 5 years. In general, very fruit forward right now, but with a lot of backbone and long finish. A bit too fruity for my palate, but I have a feeling that, with age, the wine will come into balance. When that happens, it could go to 92+
November 3, 2009 - Much more raspberry and spice in this than the Occidental (which is more strawberry and high strung).
Pro Reviews 2
California Selections 2010, 9/30/2010 (link)
(Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2009, Issue #144 (link)
(Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Failla
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Hirsch Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Coast
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 193 (62%)
- Consumed 119 (38%)