Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
A ridiculously lovely cherry start. Secondary cocoa notes provide a lovely depth to the nose. Smells crisp and balanced.
Jumps to the center of your mouth to dance and it gets there quickly. I think it’s made that way. The playful acidity doesn’t last long. Shifts gears on the rear palate. Definitely my favorite part. A tart cranberry emerges as the acids dissolve and a wonderful decrescendo commences. So lovely.
(K&S Rating: 5 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “This is the last chance to secure a supply of this vintage, which is virtually singing at the moment. Vinified in the same kid-glove manner as our single vineyard Pinots, the 2012 was aged in French oak, 20% new. Warm tones of baking spice, wild sage, balsam and classic cherry coulis. Fine tannins and bright, juicy acidity give structure to the red berry palate.”