Alban Vineyards

Lorraine Syrah

9.5121 ratings
9.325 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

I’m usually a big fan of Alban but this was simply too much (as in concentrated) for me.
Still very good but at 15.9% alc. it resembles a drier styled Port.

I’m usually a big fan of Alban but this was simply too much (as in concentrated) for me.
Still very good but at 15.9% alc. it resembles a drier styled Port.

Mar 27th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

@Jason Oliver - thank you for coming over and sharing your some wine but mainly thank you for hangin with me and my little band - can’t wait to you do the east coast trip with the special lady of yours

We opened this bad boy up and no decent and in the glass I thought it was shut down - but the first sip was delightful - this monster got better and better - it was like releasing an old genie from a bottle and then it was alive -
@S Lav - now we are talking wine my friend - so glad to be in Napa again

@Jason Oliver - thank you for coming over and sharing your some wine but mainly thank you for hangin with me and my little band - can’t wait to you do the east coast trip with the special lady of yours

We opened this bad boy up and no decent and in the glass I thought it was shut down - but the first sip was delightful - this monster got better and better - it was like releasing an old genie from a bottle and then it was alive -
@S Lav - now we are talking wine my friend - so glad to be in Napa again

Apr 22nd, 2018
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.6

Delicate, finesse, graceful, balanced fruit, berry aromas, lilacs

Delicate, finesse, graceful, balanced fruit, berry aromas, lilacs

Mar 23rd, 2018
Matthew Kaner

Owner/Wine Director Bar Covell

9.9

it's Thursday.

it's Thursday.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2013
Carter Nixon

Yeah because 2011 was such a bad vintage.

Yeah because 2011 was such a bad vintage.

May 1st, 2016
Sean Watson

Sommelier/General Manager Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, Las Vegas

9.4

Great example of California Syrah. Meaty pepper notes, dark lush fruit with long finish.

Great example of California Syrah. Meaty pepper notes, dark lush fruit with long finish.

Aug 15th, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

Delicate note, hints on floral notes.

Delicate note, hints on floral notes.

May 9th, 2015
Fernando Fernandez

So far Amazing but to early as this wine will get more and more complex as it breathes.... So much complexity in both the nose and palate... Tar, Bacon Fat, Asparagus, Cocoa/chocolate, Black Pepper &. Graham Crackers are just the beginning !!!

So far Amazing but to early as this wine will get more and more complex as it breathes.... So much complexity in both the nose and palate... Tar, Bacon Fat, Asparagus, Cocoa/chocolate, Black Pepper &. Graham Crackers are just the beginning !!!

Dec 2nd, 2014
Christopher Hoel

Sommelier/Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

9.8

This wine is so F$&@ing good!

This wine is so F$&@ing good!

Jun 4th, 2014
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.1

Good with rabbit!

Good with rabbit!

Apr 29th, 2014