2007 Alban - Syrah Reva Estate 750ml

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WA 96   WS 94   IWC 94   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The 2007 Syrah Reva is dazzling. It possesses striking inner perfume and beautifully delineated fruit. Blackberries, blueberries, freshly cut white flowers, licorice, tar and asphalt are some of the notes that take shape in the glass. Alban gave the 2007 Reva 44 months in untoasted French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

Drink Dates: 2017-2027
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 196

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Fresh, intense and vivid, with zesty wild berry, blackberry, cherry and kirsch flavors. Full-bodied and firming nicely, with tannins that provide traction and dimension.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Inky purple. Black and blue fruits on the nose and in the mouth, with smoke and Indian spice nuances adding complexity. Densely packed and forceful, with building notes of candied licorice and mocha. This very rich, seamless wine shows very good energy in the mid-palate. A candied violet quality comes up on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 159

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/09/2012
Drink Dates: 2015-2025

Rating: 93
Author: Danl
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/13/2013

Rating: 85
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2008
Drink Dates: 2012-2016
Longer finish than previous vintages. Young; should develop into a well-rounded wine.

Average rating: 95, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

225 bottles owned by 67 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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