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2008 Alban Pandora Seymour's Vineyard

  • 97 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 93509-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (almost all grenache from |a very specific block,| according to Alban; 15.9% alcohol): Opaque ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied red fruits, incense and candied flowers, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Juicy and precise, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness and weight with air. Closes with impressive energy and cut, leaving mineral and floral notes behind. This wine was aged in French oak casks, two-thirds of them new, for 38 months.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Sleek and polished, with juicy, spicy red berry, red candy and red licorice touches, this is complex and subtle, showing a measure of restraint. Finishes with fine-grained tannins. Grenache.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2008 Pandora is another wine of staggering intensity with all of it being aged at present in 300-liter puncheons. It reveals terrific minerality and an evolved style.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: David W294
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 57 bottles owned
  • 24 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 24 collectors)