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Alban Vineyards


Tasting Notes

WA96

The inky/purple-colored 2002 Syrah Seymour's Vineyard offers up a huge bouquet of scorched earth, creme de cassis, melted tar, camphor, and the entire black fruit spectrum. Superb, full-bodied flavors are expansive, rich, profoundly concentrated, and velvety textured. Two to three years of patience is warranted for this glorious Syrah.

WS95

A dark, dense, richly concentrated wine that packs in loads of flavor yet manages to offer enough twists and curves that keep the flavors moving. Lots of exotic spice aromas, along with a deep core of blackberry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors that are rich and pure. Ample tannins, too, with flavors that gush through on the finish.


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The Winery

Alban Vineyards

“Alban Vineyards is an educational center and a virtual mecca for young winemakers aspiring to make great Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne and Viognier.”
- Robert Parker

John and Lorraine Alban first purchased their now legendary land in 1990 because of the striking geographic similarity to the beloved Rhône Valley in France. With a heavy emphasis on powerful Rhône style blends, this California estate has a global reputation for being difficult to acquire without a trusted source like Benchmark Wine Group. Located in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo County, Alban has a total of 66 acres devoted to growing Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and more. They produce a total of about 6,000 cases per year under their own label, most of which are sold on allocation to a lengthy waiting list, as well as sell some of their grapes to other notable producers. The meticulous effort and strategic combination of California terroir with Southeastern French varietals that Alban Vineyards provides is essential for any cellar.

www.albanvineyards.com



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