Monday, April 2, 2012

Another Great Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2009 Failla Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir

This was my first time tasting a wine from this producer, and I'm already a big fan. This wine shows lovely Sonoma Coast aromas of sweet cherries, brambles, a hint of smoke and lavender. The palate displays silky tannins, bright fruit and an overall sense of focus and balance that is really attractive. Rich cherries and just a bit of mocha on the finish. Very good stuff. I ordered this bottle at Ripple in DC and it went really well with a delicious pork tenderloin dish.

91 pts IJB

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