2005 Failla Syrah Phoenix Ranch


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • WetRock wrote:

    May 28, 2017 - Much denser and primary than I expected. This is just barely showing maturity. There is a slight tarry note I often get from Cali Syrah. A decent amount of tannin still. Just enough acid to keep it from dropping off. Even but rich. Pretty good if lacking complexity. I'm not thinking it has the depth to pick up complexity but there is certainly time to experiment with this if you have more than one bottle. No rush unless you want that richness still.

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  • Mivvy wrote:

    December 2, 2016 - 30 minute decant and then drunk over 2 nights. Dark garnet color, dark fruit and spice nose. Night one, medium-full bodied, dark fruit, pepper and spice, medium acidity, touch of astringency on the finish that felt out of balance. Night two, fruit less prominent, more spice, leather, finished long, good balance.

  • johnh1001 wrote: (89 points)

    December 25, 2014 - Red fruit, black fruit , black pepper. Nice full fruit. Still young and well balanced.

  • bobpsi wrote: (88 points)

    January 16, 2014 - 1 hr decant. Moderate nose of crushed black pepper, black and blue fruits and roasted meats. Medium plus body of blackberry, peppered steak, and olives. A little hot on the finish.

  • rcurlee wrote: (91 points)

    June 30, 2012 - Drinking exceptionally well and even better after being opened for two days. I really enjoyed the complexity of the dark brambly fruit mixed with hints of smoke and earth. My only complaint would be that it still had a bit of a gritty mouthfeel which might have been OK if I had driven it to a dinner at a restaurant, but it has been sitting in my cellar since directly buying from the winery and I took it straight out and drank it.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Failla Syrah Phoenix Ranch Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Phoenix Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 120 (42%)
  • Consumed 163 (58%)

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