2009 Alban - Syrah Patrina Estate 750ml

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2009 Alban - Syrah Patrina Estate

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International Wine Cellar | 92

Inky purple. Classic syrah aromas of black and blue fruits, cracked pepper, olive tapenade and violet, with a spicy overtone. Concentrated and chewy in texture, offering sappy cassis and blueberry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. The spicy note returns on the long, smooth, focused finish. Shows nice complexity now but this syrah should age well on its energy.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 165

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Score: 94
Author: MH
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/13/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2020

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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