2005 Alban - Syrah Lorraine Estate 750ml

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2005 Alban - Syrah Lorraine Estate
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Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | 93-96

(scheduled to be bottled in December 2008) Bright purple. Hugely aromatic nose shows full-blown red and dark berry scents, with zesty minerality adding lift. Deep and strikingly sweet, with lush raspberry and bitter cherry pit flavors framed by silky tannins. Finishes with outstanding persistence and vivid red fruit preserve flavors. Very, very impressive.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 135

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Score: 96
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 01/17/2015
Score: 100
Author: jjstrand
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 12/29/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2029

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 99
Author: GiantDolphan
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/28/2009
This wine will blow you away....

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

About This Producer

Alban Vineyards is a California wine estate producing various Rhone style blends and varietal wine. The winery is located in Edna Valley, near Arroyo Grande in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County.

Starting in 1985, John Alban planted grapes for other people until he bought an estate in 1989. With a focus on creating wines made from Rhone Valley varieties, Alban became one of the pioneers in the Rhone Rangers movement, and is considered one of the most influential American Rhone producers.

Within a 250-acre (100 ha) area, the vineyard area extends 60 acres (24 ha), and is planted with varieties Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne. Grenache and Roussanne are also sourced from vineyards located in the warmer Paso Robles AVA.

Among the vineyard designate wines produced are the Lorraine Vineyard, Reva Vineyard Syrah and Seymour's Vineyard Syrah. Alban also produces Pandora, a blend of Grenache and Syrah, and a botrytized dessert wine.

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