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Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Daryl Wine Shop 2006

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The outstanding 2006 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast offers sweet pomegranate, cherry, and currants notes intermixed with spice and earth in a delicate, almost Cotes de Beaune-like style. The color is medium ruby, the wine moderate in body, but with beautiful sweetness and harmony. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years. - WA Cheese Pairings: Goat cheese, VacherinFood Pairings: Grilled Salmon, grilled eggplant

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Failla:
History of the Brand While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-la) is short it is not without its complexities. Founded as Failla Jordan in 1998, it took its name from the husband-and-wife team of winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla. That year we planted our Estate vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and began buying fruit for our first releases, the very Rhône-style ‘98 Al... Read more
History of the Brand While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-la) is short it is not without its complexities. Founded as Failla Jordan in 1998, it took its name from the husband-and-wife team of winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla. That year we planted our Estate vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and began buying fruit for our first releases, the very Rhône-style ‘98 Alban Vineyard Viognier and ‘98 Que Syrah Syrah. However, after three vintages under the Failla Jordan label, the must hit the fan and we got into a legal dust-up with Jordan Vineyards and Winery. When the smoke cleared, we had agreed to cease using Ehren’s last name to avoid trampling tender trademark toes and, putting our best foot (and better half) forward, we continued with simply "Failla". Many folks have asked us why we didn’t just pick a fanciful name in the first place instead of playing roulette with our own surnames. Well, we never found ruins of missions, limestone kilns, stone walls or barns on our property, just several old trailers. Existing plants on the ranch include such wine-incompatible flora as agave (shot of tequila anyone?) and bay trees (boiled crabs anyone?). And geographic features on our local topo maps sport monikers such as Brain Ridge, Gualala River, and Hell Hole. We debuted as "Failla" with a new Chuck House-designed label in the fall of 2002. Our original label, designed by Anne-Marie's sister Marybeth, has been archived and our first three vintages (stragglers safely socked away in our personal cellar) will join either the pantheon of collectors' items or the fraternity of the oddities bin. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Daryl Wine Shop

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,932
4.00 5
08/03/2010

At dinner - A big wine, packed with red and black fruit in a medium bodied, rather flannelly package that comes off as a bit thickerthan I might like but the flavors are fresh and balanced, and the texture does make this easy to enjoy. the finish is long and shows some nice spice tones. Very solid. 90pts


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Snooth User: palmnut
89683835
4.00 5
06/03/2009

A spice bomb made from the fruit of young vines at Hirsch and Keefer Ranch. It had some fresh red fruit but mainly it brought all sorts of spice in large quantities from clove to ginger to orange peel to cinnamon - delicious.


Snooth User: palmnut
89683835
4.00 5
06/03/2009

Delightful with juicy raspberries, white pepper and even a hint of white chocolate along with an underlying cola-ness.


Snooth User: bdevild
1219484
4.00 5
01/16/2009

We visited Failla last year and picked up a 1/2 case each of the Sonoma/Keefer Ranch Pinots & Phoenix Ranch Syrah. This is a slight favorite over the Sonoma - immediately drinkable with great cherry & raspberry flavors - smooth finish. Not a classic but very enjoyable - we're stashing some for another year or two.


Snooth User: muscatgirl
198534197
0.50 5
06/14/2009

One half glass


External Reviews for Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Daryl Wine Shop

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2006 Failla Pinot Noir Pearlessence Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

There's no doubt this is a California Pinot Noir. The fruit is upfront, exotic, nearly kirschwasser in character with anise seed and plump tannic structure. Pair with equally rich fare and you'll be set.



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The outstanding 2006 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast offers sweet pomegranate, cherry, and currants notes intermixed with spice and earth in a delicate, almost Cotes de Beaune-like style. The color is medium ruby, the wine moderate in body, but with beautiful sweetness and harmony. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years. - WA Cheese Pairings: Goat cheese, VacherinFood Pairings: Grilled Salmon, grilled eggplant

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