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2004 Alban - Syrah Reva Estate Syrah - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley - Red

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USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2014 VF: 2006-2019

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 128
Author JCashman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.351%
Tasted On 05/16/2014

So good. Olives and herbs on the nose. Tannins are softening. Could have waited longer though. Great wine.

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Author Michael C
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/10/2013

This is a beast! Need a couple of houses to breath. We opened without decanting and tasted throughout for 5-6 hours. This alien kept evolving and settled down after 2-3 hours. My friend mentioned cow blood and we could actually feel that when we first opened. Very weird feeling at first. But it evolved into a nice earthy fruity flavor unlike anything else. A very good wine.

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Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.984%
Tasted On 02/10/2013

more on the herbal flavor side instead of fruit side. long finish and elegant. Contradict to my prior expectation of big and brutal. very enjoyable

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Author Hal1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.455%
Tasted On 02/11/2013
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Author Tbone200
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.2%
Tasted On 12/18/2012

Interesting rich nose but extremely hot. The alcohol is impossible to hide despite good integrated fruit. Still fresh but out of balance in my opinion. This was my last bottle and I am not going to miss it.

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Author jjstrand
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.909%
Tasted On 12/29/2010
Drink Dates 2006-2026
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Author Passionfish
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Tasted On 11/17/2007
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Author CBS Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.165%
Tasted On 06/07/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2017
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 04/06/2009
Drink Dates 2007-2012
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