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2005 Alban - Syrah Lorraine Estate 750ml
2005 Alban - Syrah Lorraine Estate
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley
Red / Syrah
2005 Alban - Syrah Lorraine Estate
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 135

(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.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 172

An absolutely monumental wine is the 2005 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard. The finest Syrah John Alban has yet produced, its inky/ruby/purple hue is accompanied by gorgeously sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, and subtle hints of smoky oak, bacon fat, and licorice. In the mouth, the wine is seamlessly constructed with fabulous fruit, brilliant concentration, and virtually perfect balance. Moreover, the finish lingers on the palate for over 60 seconds. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Rich and full-bodied, offering a bold, ripe, complex mix of mocha, spicy berry, beef and peppery scents. For all its size and depth of flavor, this is elegant and polished, ending with supple tannins and tar and mineral notes. Smooth, long and expansive.

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Community Reviews


gotwine Trust Rating: 86 Tasted On: 09/27/2012


jjstrand Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 12/29/2010 Drink Dates: 2007-2029

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GiantDolphan Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 11/28/2009

This wine will blow you away....

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