This was outstanding. We drank it with a 2010 Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault as well as a Woodenhead 2008 Pinot. The Failla had a lot more length on the finish and was the clear favorite of the three.
Drinking nicely now. It feels like some of the luscious fruit is receding and moving towards a more balanced wine. I don't have enough experience with this wine to say that with confidence, but my gut says two years from now this will be very very nice.
This is a great bottle. Great nose, wonderful flavor. This will only get better with a little age on it. It's also light and refreshing but has flavor. So you do not feel like you are drinking red water with not body to it. So I flat out dig it.
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(Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard) Dark cherry red color; roses, tart cherry, cranberry nose; rich, youthful, ripe cherry, ripe raspberry, grenadine syrup, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish
(Failla Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard) Medium cherry red color; floral, tart cherry, sandalwood nose; tight, strawberry, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish (Pommard and Mt. Eden clones; Sept '12 release)
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