Alban Vineyards

Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2015

Nose is fermented blackberries. The palate is blackberry run through a siv of crushed granite. Some earthy tones of forest floor and mushroom. Tannins still working themselves out and medium plus acidity. Alban is one of my favorites. This is no exception — 14 days ago

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The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2012

Awesome...and surprisingly approachable given that it’s in the early edge of the estimated driking window from a couple of different sources. 15min in that new decanter and it’s ready to go (althought it has years of evolution ahead of it). Just fantastic! — 20 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Great wine as well
Shawn R

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach i till have the one you sent me.

Éric Texier

St. Julien en St. Alban 2016

Spicy on the nose w black fruit. BlackBerry plum, full bodied. Somewhat smoky. — a month ago

Curtis, Elliott and 8 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Lorraine Syrah 2005

Easily among the best syrahs I’ve ever tasted and at 15 drinking like bottled last week. Pure, elegant, freshly scorched loamy earth and compote, the bitter bits of creme caramel on a perfect frame of gnarly dark black fruit and graphite/woodsy tannins that lasted over a minute on the back end. Easily 15+ years to go. — a month ago

Dan, Severn and 24 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah - Grenache Blend 2013

WNH Christmas in July and my gift was from my great friend @Mike R and what a showing. I agree with Mike that Alban is back and this wine shows classic Alban style. Rich and decadent-2 hour decant shows bacon fat, white flowers, camp fire and hint of game. I find the nose and palate are very much the same. Fine tannins that give tension but not over powering. Thanks again Mike for this gift. — a day ago

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Do glad you liked it @Shawn R

Qupé

Alban Vineyard Roussanne 1993

An experience wine to know, love and appreciate the history and genius of Bob Lindquist in birthing Santa Barbara/Central Coast as one of the great wine regions of the world. Here is proof. At 22 years young, a revelation in ageable Rousanne From Alban vineyard. Reduced with some matchstick, the fruit is mostly cider apples, but the long oak toast and yeasty, buttery golden color and honeyed deliciousness make this a wine to remember. Most will dismiss it as lightly oxidized, nutty or flat. But, there is charm and intrigue and the right pairing will entrance those who love wines from Jurancon and appreciate aged whites.
Glad I have more to share in the years to come.
— a month ago

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Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2005

Absolutely fantastic. Had the last glass after placing it in the fridge with the cork in it for 2 additional days. Once it came up to temp a bit, I think it was drinking even better. Fantastic juice. — a month ago

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Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2007

One of the more elegant Revas I’ve had, this wine is drinking perfectly right now. Gone are some of the (occasionally) overpowering roasted meat notes, the nose is rich with candied blackberries, hints of iodine, violet, and molasses - beautifully integrated. The palate is rich and full bodied, but with a gracefulness that I’m sure is due to its age, sitting for the past decade in our cellar. Great, lingering finish. Easily one of the best versions of this wine I’ve had in a long time. — 18 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just bought 3 bottles of 04 today, $88.00 each, I like $75.00 better🤷🏼‍♂️ but gotta do whatcha gotta do to get the good stuff
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Wow. Great deal regardless!

Mathieu Apffel

Terroir de Saint-Alban Vin Blanc Sec 2018

Citrus, stones, texture. — 9 days ago

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Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2008

Wow has this aged nicely. The fruits is settling down and the terror is really coming thru. The depth and complexity are quite beautiful. As to the 15%+ alcohol it is not noted on the nose or palate. Surprisingly no heat at all.
Delicious
— a month ago

Euna, Gordon and 11 others liked this