92pts Vinous / Antonio Galloni
The 2014 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a fabulous wine at this level. Sweet spices, rose petal, mint and succulent cherry/plum notes all lift from the glass. Supple and beautifully layered throughout, the Sonoma Coast hits all the right notes. A final burst of fruit rushes across the palate on the refreshing, inviting wine. There is so much to like.
91pts Wine & Spirits
The nine vineyards that go into this wine range from Olivet in the middle of the Russian River Valley to Bohan and Hirsch on the far-coast ridges. It’s inviting, with plump red fruit and tangy acidity working in harmony. Its sandy grip and savory aroma of smoked tea leaves suggests it will reveal additional layers of complexity in a few years, though you could also drink it now with duck.
Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers 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.