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Alban Vineyards Syrah Edna Valley Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 2005

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[96 pts Robert Parker] A superb offering from the Reva Vineyard 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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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

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

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Good but not worth the cost. Would save for the single vineyards or go with other producers


Snooth User: jalban
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5.00 5
04/17/2008

Five glasses


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

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
09/24/2010

The intense, inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Syrah Reva Vineyard boasts gorgeous notes of graphite, smoke, roasted meat, herbs, and oodles of blackberries and creme de cassis. This full-bodied, fabulously rich Syrah is a superb success for the vintage. The good news is, there are 2,500 six-packs.


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Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Reveals layers and layers of rich black fruit, blackberry and boysenberry. Dark purple color with long legs. Unctuous, viscous and lush. Smooth tannins with a powerful midpalate and greeat complexity. Cedar, spicebox, leather and chocolate all intertwined. Extremely well integrated...a beautiful wine.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Alban Reva 05 Syrah Edna Valley Estate


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/30/2011

The intense, inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Syrah Reva Vineyard boasts gorgeous notes of graphite, smoke, roasted meat, herbs, and oodles of blackberries and creme de cassis. This full-bodied, fabulously ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 1500ml



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[96 pts Robert Parker] A superb offering from the Reva Vineyard 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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