Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012
Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 95 points and 'Editors' Choice' by Wine Enthusiast: It's hard to believe that this fabulous Pinot is Failla's least expensive selection; what a great indication of his 2011s yet to come and of the vintage in general. It's bone dry and rich in raspberry flavor, with brisk acidity, firm minerality and a perfectly applied jacket of smoky oak. Elegant, pure and savory, it's just beautiful to drink now.
External Reviews for Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
The least expensive red is the 2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast which offers soft round berry fruit pomegranate plum and spice notes a seductive medium-bodied mouthfeel and decent acidity. Made from younger vines from numerous sources it is a pretty Pinot to drink over the next 3-4 years. - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Dried cherries flowers mint and sweet tobacco all abound in Failla s 2012 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast). Soft and nicely perfumed throughout the 2012 appears to be best suited to near and medium-term drinking given its delicate understated personality. This is a solid entry-level offering from Failla although I miss the depth of some prior vintages likely the result of the generous yields of 2012. Antonio Galloni.
This is a fine Pinot for drinking now. It’s dry and brisk with coastal acidity, firm tannins and elaborate raspberry, cherry and persimmon flavors, touched by sweet, smoky oak.
The least expensive red is the 2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, which offers soft, round berry fruit, pomegranate, plum and spice notes, a seductive, medium-bodied mouthfeel and decent acidity. Made from younger vines from numerous sources, it is a pretty Pinot to drink over the next 3–4 years.