Alban Vineyards

Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2013

A nice surprise Syrah wine my husband opened that we are trying for the first time. Wow the color is a deep inky purple. It’s color definitely matches it’s bold fruit blueberry aroma mixed with a sweet vanilla-chocolate wafers, florals followed by notes of earth and cedar. Taste — nicely layered and velvety with initial flavors of boysenberry and a hint of raspberry followed by secondary flavors of smoked meat, minerals ending with a jammy graphite licorice cocoa long dry finish. — 8 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Central Coast Syrah 2002

First time having this one, never heard of this bottling 🤷🏼‍♂️ just as good as Reva
$45.00😬
— 2 years ago

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David T

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Nice find.
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

I believe that’s what John used to bottle as his declassified fruit fom the Reva, Lorraine, and Seymour vineyards. Now it’s bottled as Patrina - about $45/bottle as I recall from the last offering.

Clos Solene

Hommage à nos Pairs Reserve Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2014

Give it some air or a few more years, its like opening an Alban early, you can do it but,,,,,,
— 3 years ago

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Éric Texier

Domaine de Pergaud Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Syrah 2010

Fresh, still youthful Syrah, great acid, redfruits, medium-long finish, very nice!! — 2 days ago

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Éric Texier

Domaine de Pergaud Brézème Vieille Serine Syrah 2010

A little saline, beautiful fruit, more backward, less fruit-forward than the St. Julien en St. Alban, which I marginally prefer, very nice! — 2 days ago

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Wind Gap Wines

Armagh Vineyard Syrah 2012

Its no Alban, but its corn nuts worthy at the warehouse.
6 barrels at 12% Abv
$20.00 is not bad for this, but I think its normally $50.00🤔 K&L had it on sale
— 3 years ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Annual holiday party 🎉,
David T

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I alway serve corn nuts at my holiday party. It’s un-American not to do so.
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Wow. I'm in

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah - Grenache Blend 2012

Awesome. Can definitely detect the effects of age - the intensity of the fruit has definitely diminished - but the underlying intensity is still there. Excellent! — 3 years ago

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Alban Vineyards

Lorraine Syrah 2017

2nd day 4 hour decant — 8 days ago

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I have such a love/hate with Alban. Every bottle I’ve had has so much EA/VA on it aromatically, but they all drink so delicious. 🤷🏼‍♂️

The Ojai Vineyard

John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2018

As close as I’ve had to an Alban Reva at 1/3 the price. Give it years
Jeb 96 review as follows

Another wine that got a big “Wow” in the notes was the 2018 Syrah John Sebastiano Vineyard. This medium-bodied, Côte Rôtie look-alike offers a brilliant bouquet of ripe red and black berry fruits, white pepper, flowers, iron, and bouquet garni. Fresh and incredibly complex, with silky tannins and no hard edges, this is a California Syrah for the Jamet lovers out there!
— 9 months ago

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Eric

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Love their Syrahs.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

My 2017 Reva’s arrived about 10 minutes after I opened this, so now do I test my theory🤔? Hmmm
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Thanks for the insights, @Paul T- Huntington Beach

Alban Vineyards

Pandora Edna Valley Grenache Syrah 2014

Pretty closed even though I decanted it. Was still awesome - went great with the amazing Thanksgiving dinner that Vanessa prepared - but this one could probably use a couple of more years in the cellar before it really sings. — 3 years ago

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