2001 Failla Syrah Que Syrah Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2003 - 2009 (Edit)
CT89 15 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • terry j Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 22, 2016 - This wine reminds me why we age Syrah. Upon opening the unfiltered wine, a sludgy sediment promised good things. Somewhat light depth of color cast some suspicion. But one whiff of the powerful nose had me praising it out loud: a sublime mix of tobacco, cedar, and tar ... if that sounds unappealing, aged Syrah might not be your thing. Rings my bell. Like fine CorINthian leather! Some acidity carries the juicy, still-fruity palette. Long finish. My only lament is I don't have more.

  • JoeMT wrote:

    January 4, 2015 - Not good

  • GregBates Likes this wine:

    November 28, 2013 - still was good with an early thanksgiving dinner, unfortunately i let the sediment get mixed up in transport

  • stufis wrote: (50 points)

    April 30, 2011 - As others have indicated, there had to be some material problems with the production of this wine. $34 price tag notwithstanding, this sucked...and we have had plenty opf Syrahs...bed, mediocre, flawed, etc. It was not flawed in the sens of TCA, which we all know well.

    This was in a class by itself. I tried to enter this on CT with a score of 42, but it was rejected as too low. I need to talk with Eric about this...

    I was forced to open an ARCADIAN 2000 GARYS/O'Flemming and a 20003 HOLDREDGE LOVERS LANE to satisfy three cow-eaters, which they did very well.

  • Hodby wrote: (78 points)

    December 30, 2010 - Medium red. Unusually herbaceous nose, of complex yet oddly-chemical notes, with green grass, rubber, bacon, compost, mint elements coming and going all at once. Medium high acidity, low tannin. Lean cherry fruit fights with unbalanced high acidity. My guess is young vine fruit, overcropped, under-ripened, perhaps even mis-adjusted in the winery; it's a very cool climate site. Not my style of syrah.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Que Syrah Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 58 (59%)
  • Consumed 41 (41%)

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