Alban Vineyards

Estate Roussanne

9.167 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
WineMascot

2012, this is nothing short of amazing. Lemon zest and Graham Cracker. Hint crushed almond on the finish. Killer

2012, this is nothing short of amazing. Lemon zest and Graham Cracker. Hint crushed almond on the finish. Killer

Jan 7th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

15.3% alc.

To my palate this should improve and easily hold up for another 6+ years.

15.3% alc.

To my palate this should improve and easily hold up for another 6+ years.

May 19th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.

I usually prefer the Alban Roussannes with a bit of age to them but think this is on a faster track than say 2010/12.
I would opt to drink and enjoy these in the next 2+ years.

14.9% alc.

I usually prefer the Alban Roussannes with a bit of age to them but think this is on a faster track than say 2010/12.
I would opt to drink and enjoy these in the next 2+ years.

May 19th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.

I'm faithfully buying all their reds and think it is really easy to fall flat on your as....ehhh be impressed by the Rhone Rangers from Alban but (as a fellow winemaker) I know it takes solid skills to craft an impressive white and really admire what Glenn/John are doing with Rousanne and Viognier.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

14.9% alc.

I'm faithfully buying all their reds and think it is really easy to fall flat on your as....ehhh be impressed by the Rhone Rangers from Alban but (as a fellow winemaker) I know it takes solid skills to craft an impressive white and really admire what Glenn/John are doing with Rousanne and Viognier.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Nov 10th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

14.9% alc.
I think the whites from Alban are much overlooked and are wines that generally will benefit from aging.
This 2013 is no exception however it might hit its peak sooner than the 2010/12 vintages and to my palate is a bit less "CA Rousanne-like" than I usually see from John/Glenn.
Still a BIG fan!!

14.9% alc.
I think the whites from Alban are much overlooked and are wines that generally will benefit from aging.
This 2013 is no exception however it might hit its peak sooner than the 2010/12 vintages and to my palate is a bit less "CA Rousanne-like" than I usually see from John/Glenn.
Still a BIG fan!!

Aug 7th, 2016
Eric Hwang

Nice honeysuckle aromas and great complex flavors with a creamy finish. One of my favorite Roussannes.

Nice honeysuckle aromas and great complex flavors with a creamy finish. One of my favorite Roussannes.

Oct 25th, 2015
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.1

Research...Enterprise Vineyards style. Great expression of Roussanne. #ecofarm2015 #philcoturri

Research...Enterprise Vineyards style. Great expression of Roussanne. #ecofarm2015 #philcoturri

Jan 23rd, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

I absolutely love what the Alban team are doing with their whites.
This vintage clocks in at 14.2% alc which must be one of the lowest ever from there.

I guess some people would complain about a lack of acidity but to my palate Rousanne is a unique varietal that doesn't need that "kick".
Bring out the lobsters....and keep my glass filled, please!!!

I absolutely love what the Alban team are doing with their whites.
This vintage clocks in at 14.2% alc which must be one of the lowest ever from there.

I guess some people would complain about a lack of acidity but to my palate Rousanne is a unique varietal that doesn't need that "kick".
Bring out the lobsters....and keep my glass filled, please!!!

Dec 15th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Not my favorite Rousanne. Lacks any acidity.

Not my favorite Rousanne. Lacks any acidity.

Jan 25th, 2014
Logan Griffin

Sommelier Blackberry Farm

9.7

Drinking perfectly after being decanted. Lush tropical fruit and phenolic flavors

Drinking perfectly after being decanted. Lush tropical fruit and phenolic flavors

Apr 29th, 2013