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2012 Alban Syrah Reva Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 97 WA
  • 95 WS
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 77050-2012-750-2A

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$145.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Bold, rich, ripe and unabashedly Californian, offering expressive aromas of blackberry, blueberry and fruitcake spices that combine with deeply structured flavors of smoky bacon, roasted herb and fresh pepper. Drink now through 2027. 1,400 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    There are 750 cases (which means good yields for John, although any normal person would call 1.5-1.75 tons per acre financial suicide) of the 2012 Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard, and it's a terrific vintage for this cuvee. Elegant, pretty, even finesse driven, with its classic marine and salty bouquet of smoke, purple fruits, olives and violets, this full-bodied Syrah has no hard edges, integrated acidity and a great finish. It's reasonably approachable now, but deserves 2-4 years of cellaring.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2018-2018
    Author: Andrew
  • Self | Rating:

    Dense and rich but thankfully not sweet. Nose is a bit shy. Oak is under control despite the 44 month exposure. 750 cases made. Needs a couple of years which isn't always the case with this winery. Tar and plum with a bit of heat on the finish. Very good but no need to stock up in this imo.
    Drink Dates: 2019-2025
    Author: Daniel B
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

  • 127 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors