1999 Failla Syrah Que Syrah Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2003 - 2010 (Edit)
CT88 2 reviews
Label borrowed from 2000
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • Johann Von Mastiff wrote: 88 points

    December 7, 2008 - Very, very cloudy. Obviously unfiltered but you get the sense of the color on the the palate. Its a little bit off putting to me. Onto the nose; lots of green olives and rosemary mixed with meyer lemon and sage. On the palate I get the thickness of the wine and lots of acid. There is decent lenght here but the wine seems a bit unbalanced due to the acid. Not much as far as tannins. I would guess some vines with low yields. I can see some really getting into this wine but to me its a little bit funky and not all that enjoyable.

  • CO CHRIS wrote:

    March 17, 2006 - 13.2% alc...holy shitzka, you never see that alc %, especially in Syrah, let alone Pinot!! This should be fun...looking mature on the rim, close to bricking...really intriguing nose of tar, smoky, beef jerky/salami and a earthy streak - but trust me, this doesn't even begin to describe all that is going on...palate shows medium in body, glorious acidity, smoke, and a outrageously long finish - all without being the least bit heavy. Most likely the most balanced Syrah I have EVER had from CA. Could be mistaken for northern Rhone in style. "Feels" cool climate, like these grapes had to struggle to get really ripe. Then again, I haven't seen this Que Syrah vineyard - it could be warmer than this wine shows. Great, great, memorable Syrah! ***** out of *****.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

    (Failla Syrah Que Syrah Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Que Syrah Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (63%)
  • Consumed 23 (37%)

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