95 Points Robert Parker
Black olives, savory herbs, asphalt, bittersweet chocolate, cloves and menthol all flesh out in Failla’s 2010 Syrah Hudson Vineyard. A dark, rich wine, the 2010 saturates the palate with endless waves of flavor. There is so much going on in the glass, it’s hard to know where to start. A deep, layered finish rounds out this explosive, rich Syrah beautifully. Jordan used 100% whole clusters here, but they are totally integrated with the wine. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
95 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Failla is so well known for Pinot Noir that we sometimes forget how good their estate Syrah can be. Given the vineyard's terroir, its red wines show better in cooler vintages—like 2010—while its above-the-fogline elevation encourages ripeness. This is dry, tannic and peppery, with a succulent blackberry flavor. Among the best Syrahs of the year, it's gorgeous now, and should develop over the next six years.