Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache

9.420 ratings
9.53 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
Nathaniel DiMaggio

WOTN. Drinking very well now

WOTN. Drinking very well now

Apr 4th, 2014
Tim Telli

Awesome. Typical Alban nose, motor oil but never heavy. Grenache in Syrah clothing

Awesome. Typical Alban nose, motor oil but never heavy. Grenache in Syrah clothing

Aug 19th, 2016
Jim McCusker

Wow. Absolutely spectacular. Normally I view grenache as something to drink a bit younger in order to preserve the brightness of the fruit, but John Alban proves me wrong yet again. This wine envelops you like a velvet glove of fruit, spice, and sweet tannins even at the ripe old age of 15. My only regret is that this is the last bottle of this vintage we have in the cellar, because I think this will last at least another 4-6 years. Just amazing.

Wow. Absolutely spectacular. Normally I view grenache as something to drink a bit younger in order to preserve the brightness of the fruit, but John Alban proves me wrong yet again. This wine envelops you like a velvet glove of fruit, spice, and sweet tannins even at the ripe old age of 15. My only regret is that this is the last bottle of this vintage we have in the cellar, because I think this will last at least another 4-6 years. Just amazing.

Jul 3rd, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

👍🏼 yep

👍🏼 yep

May 29th, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Typical,
Another great well aged Alban🤷🏼‍♂️

Stats from someone, but not me per norm

The 2006 Grenache looks spectacular, and may turn out to be the finest Grenache John Alban has yet made. Made from cuttings taken from the famed Chateau Rayas in Chateauneuf du Pape, it possesses an un-Grenache-like inky/purple color as

Typical,
Another great well aged Alban🤷🏼‍♂️

Stats from someone, but not me per norm

The 2006 Grenache looks spectacular, and may turn out to be the finest Grenache John Alban has yet made. Made from cuttings taken from the famed Chateau Rayas in Chateauneuf du Pape, it possesses an un-Grenache-like inky/purple color as

Apr 22nd, 2020
Steve Wenc

Perfect wine with Thanksgiving turkey. Rich, but not over the top. Bright red fruit. Lively and bright. Wish I had more.

Perfect wine with Thanksgiving turkey. Rich, but not over the top. Bright red fruit. Lively and bright. Wish I had more.

Nov 28th, 2019
Cameron Myhrvold

Classic Alban Grenache. Fruity complex with an iodine finish. I love this stuff.

Classic Alban Grenache. Fruity complex with an iodine finish. I love this stuff.

Jun 14th, 2018
Steve Wenc

Stunning, rich and smooth. Striking red fruit and spicy nose. Worth waiting a decade in the cellar. A great American wine for the 4th of July.

Stunning, rich and smooth. Striking red fruit and spicy nose. Worth waiting a decade in the cellar. A great American wine for the 4th of July.

Jul 4th, 2016
Jim McCusker

John Alban. Grenache. 'nuff said.

John Alban. Grenache. 'nuff said.

May 31st, 2016
Tom Genn

Ripe but balanced. Stood out in a crowd.

Ripe but balanced. Stood out in a crowd.

Feb 21st, 2015