2007 Failla Pinot Noir Vivien

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2010 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • IJC Likes this wine:

    April 20, 2014 - I am not sure why Failla likes calling this a Burgundian style pinot. It is not. But, it is a delicious bottle of wine, unmistakeably pinot, and equally unmistakeably Californian. There are lots of red, dark, and mixed berry flavors - no doubt the result of the blending of the 3 separate vineyards. The nose is pretty - but very little of the earth, nor of the complexities one might find in a MSD or a Gevrey. I suspect there is additional potential from aging in the bottle, but I doubt it will never evolve into something complex or mysterious. It isn't inexpensive, but I like this wine.
    Rated 1 on a scale of -1 to 3.

  • kevinacohn wrote:

    April 20, 2014 - First impression: great nose. Red trending to black fruit. Red currants, light smoke, fresh violets. I wrote down "herbs in a passing breeze." Not as intriguing in the mouth as on the nose; although there's good balance overall, what stayed with me most of all was the vanilla-tinged oaky sweetness on the finish. This is quite an expensive bottle and I don't think the quality justifies the price. Rated 1 on a scale of -1 to 3.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Failla Pinot Noir Vivien Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Failla
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Vivien
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 55 (41%)
  • Consumed 78 (59%)

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