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Alban Estate Roussanne 92-95rr 2010

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"Showing similar to the '09 at this stage, with a serious frame and structure that will continue to fill in with time in barrel, the 2010 Alban Vineyards Roussanne Estate is a seriously rich white that has awesome aromatics, incredible underlying minerality, and laser like focus and precision on the palate. I expect this continue to flesh out, and like the '09, it should be superb on release, yet also age gracefully. ...92-95" RR 12/11 "The 2010 Roussanne Estate is strikingly beautiful. It shows more minerality and a touch more focus than the Estate Viognier. This understated wine impresses for its fabulous balance and pedigree. The Roussanne is much less obvious than the Viognier, but it boasts phenomenal class and pedigree. This is a flat-out beautiful bottle...94" WA 08/12 "Light gold. Tangerine, pear and melon on the perfumed nose, with a livelier lemon pith quality adding vivacity. Juicy, palate-coating orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors pick up spiciness and a honeysuckle nuance with air. The focused, incisive finish shows very good energy and length...92" IWC 12/12

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Winery: Alban Vineyards
Color: White
Varietal: Roussanne
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Alban Vineyards:
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemak... Read more
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemakers and his own Alban Vineyards label. He sources Mourvedre and Grenache from Paso Robles where hotter conditions are more conducive to growing those grapes. Apart from white and red single varietal releases and blends, Alban also produces a dessert wine with botrytis grapes called Rotten Luck. Read less

"Showing similar to the '09 at this stage, with a serious frame and structure that will continue to fill in with time in barrel, the 2010 Alban Vineyards Roussanne Estate is a seriously rich white that has awesome aromatics, incredible underlying minerality, and laser like focus and precision on the palate. I expect this continue to flesh out, and like the '09, it should be superb on release, yet also age gracefully. ...92-95" RR 12/11 "The 2010 Roussanne Estate is strikingly beautiful. It shows more minerality and a touch more focus than the Estate Viognier. This understated wine impresses for its fabulous balance and pedigree. The Roussanne is much less obvious than the Viognier, but it boasts phenomenal class and pedigree. This is a flat-out beautiful bottle...94" WA 08/12 "Light gold. Tangerine, pear and melon on the perfumed nose, with a livelier lemon pith quality adding vivacity. Juicy, palate-coating orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors pick up spiciness and a honeysuckle nuance with air. The focused, incisive finish shows very good energy and length...92" IWC 12/12

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