Alban Vineyards

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2006

Wow. Absolutely spectacular. Normally I view grenache as something to drink a bit younger in order to preserve the brightness of the fruit, but John Alban proves me wrong yet again. This wine envelops you like a velvet glove of fruit, spice, and sweet tannins even at the ripe old age of 15. My only regret is that this is the last bottle of this vintage we have in the cellar, because I think this will last at least another 4-6 years. Just amazing. — 22 days ago

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Great pull. Cheers

Alban Roblin

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Terrific and only $25. A SommSelect choice. — 2 months ago

Alban Vineyards

Pandora Edna Valley Grenache Syrah 2016

The baseline for Pandora is awesome, so we proceed from there. Wasn’t blown away by this vintage, but I suspect it’s just too young. Give it a couple of more years (or a multihour decant) and I’m sure it will start to sing. — 3 months ago

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The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2013

No idea what the “pros” were drinking to give this a 8.8 rating average, but it wasn’t this. One of my favorite wines, this used to be 100% mourvedre but now I think is usually blended a bit with other rhone varietals from John Alban’s stable. The story behind the label is great - happy to share for those interested! — 3 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Central Coast Viognier 2016

Lovely varietal character, great texture, low-ish but sufficient acidity. This is a gorgeous Viognier showing roses, raspberries, pine apple, Asian spice and yellow flowers.
Maybe a tad short in the finish.
— 2 months ago

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Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2013

Wow. Perfection. — 14 days ago

Ericsson, Vanessa and 5 others liked this
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

A little jealous. Never had the pleasure

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Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2013

2013 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Now this is just singing! Amazing depth and resolved tannins leaving a velvet mouthfeel. More like a meal than a beverage! — 2 months ago

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Alban Estate Vineyard Roussanne 2015

Awesome. Just awesome. — 3 months ago

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David Nicewicz

David Nicewicz

With marsanne, some of my favorite white grapes