Alban Vineyards

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier 2018

Its the estate,
Not the heavy weight🤷🏼‍♂️nor the standard bottling
So much better than the standard Viognier. Opened this too soon, next bottle at least 5 more years
Parker Review

The 2018 Viognier Estate begins minerally. With time, it fleshes out to honeysuckle, white peaches, grape candy, lemongrass, beeswax, honeyed oats and loads of exotic perfume in the undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate is incredibly nuanced and layered, super fresh and with a finish that goes on and on. Incredible!

From Jeb, There are certainly no dogs in the recent vintages from John Alban – 2016, 2017, and 2018 are all brilliant vintages. At the top of the heap, the 2016s have everything: Incredible purity of fruit, flawless balance, and power paired with considerable elegance. These are magical wines and some of the finest I've tasted from the estate. Mostly still resting in barrel, the 2017s have big, exuberant personalities with already complex aromatics as well as plenty of structure on the palate. I was only able to taste the Patrina from 2018, but this is always a good indication of the quality from John, and it has a touch of the 2016s’ purity and elegance. I'll review the 2018s from barrel prior to release. Readers can't go wrong with any of these latest wines.
— 7 days ago

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I’ve found a few of their reds consistently have too much EA going on, but when they are on, they are delicious.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I’ve never noticed any problems with EA, mainly because I don’t know what that is 🤷🏼‍♂️
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Ethyl acetate (nail polish remover smell). For some reason I find it often with their Reva 🤷🏼‍♂️ Love Seymour’s and Lorraine though.

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!! — 4 months ago

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Alban Estate Vineyard Roussanne 2014

Soapy at open. Was a little flat then about 30 mins in the aromatics took over and it began to show some body. — 5 months ago

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Pandora Edna Valley Grenache Syrah 2002

20 year old California wine is fantastic. Alban is the reason
— 13 days ago

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WOW! 99✓

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Central Coast Viognier 2021

MASSIVE wine. Big tropical flavors. Flinty on the finish — a month ago

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Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2019

Young but amazing. Powerful meaty cherry. Still muted needs decant time. Long finish — 3 months ago

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Lorraine Syrah 2017

2nd day 4 hour decant — 4 months 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. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Sine Qua Non

Mr. K The Noble Man Alban Vineyard Chardonnay 2002

Dried orange peel, apricot, mango, papaya, lavender honey, beeswax, and hazelnut. Ripe notes balanced with noteworthy acidity. Delicious!!! — 23 days ago

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Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2013

Pop and pour at Luce in San Francisco. A majestic dark ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are beautiful notes of plum, stewed meat, cedar, some black raspberry, smoke, floral. Taste: smooth, rich, juicy wine with dark fruit, worn leather, meaty, bitter chocolate, and a spiced graphite long finish. YUM! A day before fire up for the Kevin Hart show in SF. Cheers! — 2 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had mine with Round Table Double Pepperoni 🍕 🤷🏼‍♂️
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Ok, you win with the DOUBLE pepperoni!!
Jill Young

Jill Young

Sounds like a great wine AND a great occasion - enjoy the show!

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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. — 4 months ago

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