Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache

9.74 ratings
9.92 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
John Sweeney

Amazing nose, super complex and really intriguing. Layered, great texture and tons of red fruits. Probably the best expression of this varietal in CA.

Amazing nose, super complex and really intriguing. Layered, great texture and tons of red fruits. Probably the best expression of this varietal in CA.

Mar 1st, 2015
Peter Langenstein

2005 and totally hitting it's peak - wish I had more - total 100 point wine in my book

2005 and totally hitting it's peak - wish I had more - total 100 point wine in my book

Aug 24th, 2014
Mike Davila

This was nice, maybe a bit too young, nice broad dark fruits, heavier style but that’s somewhat expected with Johns wines.

This was nice, maybe a bit too young, nice broad dark fruits, heavier style but that’s somewhat expected with Johns wines.

Jul 28th, 2018
Jim McCusker

Absolutely brilliant. Aromas of blackberries, maybe a touch of cinnamon. Perfectly balanced, with enough acidity to keep it alive through a lingering, 60+ second finish. Fantastic.

Absolutely brilliant. Aromas of blackberries, maybe a touch of cinnamon. Perfectly balanced, with enough acidity to keep it alive through a lingering, 60+ second finish. Fantastic.

Dec 25th, 2016