Edna Valley

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2009

This wine is ready to rock. A solid 95 if not 95.5. The density of this wine is incredible. Rounded edges on the front and back. Fruit core of baked plum and fig that expresses right up front. Started to get a little bit of bell pepper, smoke and meaty Savory characteristics in the middle and towards the finish. Stood up very well to the peppers and paired quite nicely with the braised pork. I think this one could be held another five years as the fruit intensity up front is significant and rather youthful. But, I think this one is in such a good spot right now that you probably just want to go ahead and pop it! — 23 days ago

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This was an outstanding pull by @Keith Fisher . Wow. Drinking incredible right now with more years to go in this window. For me, it meshes Walla Walla funk with ripe Napa Syrah style. Great aromatics of bacon fat, fig, blackberry jam, and teriyaki with a powerful core showing toasted oak, chocolate, roasted plum and a lengthy finish.
9.5

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Viognier 2015

An awesome viognier by John Alban (kinda like letting you know the sun is going to rise tomorrow). We tried it in a Riedel Vinum series cabernet glass, which really did enhance the aromatics, so I’d recommend giving that a shot. Beautiful honeyed color, white flowers and a trace of spice on the nose, I suspect this is going to improve sustantially with a couple of more years under its belt (but still terrific now). — a month ago

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Mr. K The Straw Man Brander Vineyard Sémillon 2006

While fairly developed this showed a very complex and unique nose.
I don’t think it is for everyone but hit high with me.
— 21 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2015

A Rhône in sheep’s clothes or something like that. — 2 days ago

Qupé

Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Sonnie's Syrah 2012

Eric T
9.2

Ready to drink. Smooth tannins. — 7 days ago

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2009

Full. Big. Silky smooth. — 2 hours ago

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Roussanne 2012

Despite the 15.3% alc. this is very well balanced and should easily hold up for several more years. — 21 days ago

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Pandora Red Rhone Blend 2011

Never misses. — 3 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 1999

Double decanted. Tasted 2 hours later. Huge nose of cassis. Parkerized. Concentrated. Rich, ripe and plush. Nice soft mouthfeel. Oak is fully integrated. Starting to show some tertiary notes on the finish. — a month ago

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