Failla

Estate Vineyard Fort Ross - Seaview Syrah

9.3112 ratings
9.336 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Matt

Wild out of the gates for a couple hours but faded extremely quick. Red berry jam, white pepper, apricot pit, forest, pleasantly astringent.

Wild out of the gates for a couple hours but faded extremely quick. Red berry jam, white pepper, apricot pit, forest, pleasantly astringent.

Jul 29th, 2023
Spencer Cutter

Ruby red with slightly rusty rim. Medium intensity on the nose with loads of mushrooms, forest floor, black cherry cola and blackberry. Medium plus acidity keeps it fresh. Medium tannins and alcohol. Black cherry cola and blackberry on the palate with a hint of teen pepper. Long finish. Drink now (2017).

Ruby red with slightly rusty rim. Medium intensity on the nose with loads of mushrooms, forest floor, black cherry cola and blackberry. Medium plus acidity keeps it fresh. Medium tannins and alcohol. Black cherry cola and blackberry on the palate with a hint of teen pepper. Long finish. Drink now (2017).

Jul 15th, 2017
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.4

Really impressive. Great aromatics. Nice cut and delineation. Lively. Spicy. Great texture and balance on the palate. Wonderful stuff.

Really impressive. Great aromatics. Nice cut and delineation. Lively. Spicy. Great texture and balance on the palate. Wonderful stuff.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2017
Pax Mahle

Owner/Winemaker Wind Gap Wines, Agharta & Pax

9.8

Wow....this is fucking killer...perfect w/ my harvest dinner of eggs bacon & hash browns ...deeply concentrated crazy texture...delicious...and it's a mag!

Wow....this is fucking killer...perfect w/ my harvest dinner of eggs bacon & hash browns ...deeply concentrated crazy texture...delicious...and it's a mag!

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2013
Alison Story

TexaCali Ali - Owner of www.texacaliwine.com & Co-Owner of the upcoming www.smithstorywinecellars.com

9.4

delicious & looking forward to another glass after a 24 hour decant.

delicious & looking forward to another glass after a 24 hour decant.

Nov 26th, 2016
Shawn R

Big boy ladies and gentlemen, BIG! Full expressive nose, BBQ meats, charcoal and mesquite smoke! Tight full mouthfeel, holiday fruit/rum cake, smoked apple, tamed charcoal, well framed with a backbone of tobacco and tar. Exotic spice, slight iron and smoke that sails on and on. Very harmonious and complex. Drink now or give this another 7-10 years.

Big boy ladies and gentlemen, BIG! Full expressive nose, BBQ meats, charcoal and mesquite smoke! Tight full mouthfeel, holiday fruit/rum cake, smoked apple, tamed charcoal, well framed with a backbone of tobacco and tar. Exotic spice, slight iron and smoke that sails on and on. Very harmonious and complex. Drink now or give this another 7-10 years.

Oct 19th, 2016
Tom Riley

I'll stack this up against any California Syrah and more than a few from the Rhone. Special stuff, spot on at every step of the way. I thought I was gonna hold this a few more years. Oops.

I'll stack this up against any California Syrah and more than a few from the Rhone. Special stuff, spot on at every step of the way. I thought I was gonna hold this a few more years. Oops.

Sep 21st, 2016
Alison Story

TexaCali Ali - Owner of www.texacaliwine.com & Co-Owner of the upcoming www.smithstorywinecellars.com

9.3

loved every scent and taste over 4 days

loved every scent and taste over 4 days

Aug 23rd, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.0

Exiting, spicy, precise

Exiting, spicy, precise

Mar 2nd, 2016
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.5

Gonon Saint Joseph in style

Gonon Saint Joseph in style

Jan 27th, 2016