Couldn't lay off this before going back for another bottle. The nose, however while still full of flowers has a far more pronounced red fruit thing going on. Still love the weight on the palate and it is just a pleasure to drink. Go for it! Drink 'em all...you won't regret it.
Wow - really popped. Certainly elegant, but not overly austere as many Faillas can be. Distinctive, really evoking the vineyard source. Exemplar of well-made California Pinot. Good now (May '15), maybe another two years until it shifts to next stage of maturity.
Beautiful nose with more crushed flower and leather than red pinot fruit. The texture is great and love the acidity. Finish is very nice at about 30 seconds and this really calls you back to drink more. This is a real easy drinker and should hold up for a few more years but hard to lay off the other bottle now that I know this is drinking really well now. Sometimes I wonder if an expectation of 2011 being more "difficult" leads to a higher impression but who cares...this tastes great.
PnP -750ml; semi-opaque crimson color, aromas of cherry, candied cherry, and spice; bright and light flavors of cherry, currants, slight cloves, spices; light to medium body, medium intensity, a bright spot among California pinot noirs. Last one but would like to try again in 5 yrs - should have good 2ndary flavors.