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2009 Alban Syrah Lorraine Estate

  • 97 WA
  • 96 IWC
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SKU: 93511-2009-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Also totally brilliant, the 2009 Syrah Lorraine's Vineyard possesses incredible purity and focus with its creme de cassis, black raspberry, vanilla, spice box and licorice-styled bouquet flowing to a full-bodied, seamless wine that has no hard edges, building tannin and an overall perfect blend of richness and elegance. It's approachable now, but given the overall density, will also age effortlessly for 15+ years. Drink 2015-2024.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2024
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Glass-staining ruby. Brighter and higher-pitched than the Reva, offering an array of exotic red berry preserve and floral scents and flavors. Big but balanced syrah, finishing with outstanding thrust and persistent spiciness.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2011
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  • 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

    • 36 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors