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Alban Vineyards Syrah Edna Valley Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 2004

Member Review by 97mjr:

[Cafe Le Haye] Great bottle; one of the best American Syrahs I ve taste. Expansive nose of blackberry, violet, bacon, and meat; developed some chocolate. Sweet fruit and tannins on the palate. Also great the next day. Bought more

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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

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.50 5
03/04/2009

[Cafe Le Haye] Great bottle; one of the best American Syrahs I ve taste. Expansive nose of blackberry, violet, bacon, and meat; developed some chocolate. Sweet fruit and tannins on the palate. Also great the next day. Bought more


Snooth User: angela3
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4.00 5
05/01/2009

This is my second bottle of the "Reva". The first was much more impressive. Note: The first bottle was just opened and did not decant. Second bottle was partially decanted. This, I believe, made and ENORMOUS difference! I went back to the bottle because I prefer the bigger bolder style that initially made this wine win my heart. Still impeccably made, the lush mouth feel wasn't as apparent; still it seems to be aging well, the fruit was still there just a bit softer.


External Reviews for Alban Vineyards Syrah Edna Valley Reva Alban Estate Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/18/2010

Saturated ruby. Deep aromas of blackberry, violet, bacon fat, smoked meat and mocha. Then supersweet, chewy and lush, with explosive dark berry flavors complicated by game, charred oak, mocha and a saline nuance. Finishes with big, broad, dusty tanni... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2004 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Epic Cellars
09/24/2010

A superb offering from the Reva Vineyard, the 2004 Syrah (12,000 bottles produced) boasts a blue/black/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of blackberry liqueur, creosote, graphite, and a hint of smoky oak. It is an intense, dense, stunning effort with huge tannin as well as a full-bodied, long finish.



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