Alban Vineyards

Pandora Red Rhone Blend

9.47 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache, Syrah
Top Notes For
Mark Flesher

Whoa mama! I think I might have found a near-rival to the Sami-Odi. Emphasis is on 'near.' This wine has POWER. Next to a 2012 Lillian, it just seemed to have more going on. This one in my opinion does not go to the savory meaty side, and is maybe a little bit more to the fruit side. Powerful black fruit, baking spices, nutmeg, caramel apple, plums, hint of grilled meat that I was getting more on the finish. Also quite peppery on the finish. Really nice. This one could probably be cellared for another decade at a minimum, but a really nice wine opened tonight!

Whoa mama! I think I might have found a near-rival to the Sami-Odi. Emphasis is on 'near.' This wine has POWER. Next to a 2012 Lillian, it just seemed to have more going on. This one in my opinion does not go to the savory meaty side, and is maybe a little bit more to the fruit side. Powerful black fruit, baking spices, nutmeg, caramel apple, plums, hint of grilled meat that I was getting more on the finish. Also quite peppery on the finish. Really nice. This one could probably be cellared for another decade at a minimum, but a really nice wine opened tonight!

Apr 27th, 2019
Jim McCusker

Needs a couple of years to peak...but still fantastic (especially after an awesome set of talks by Elad!).

Needs a couple of years to peak...but still fantastic (especially after an awesome set of talks by Elad!).

Mar 12th, 2019
Jeffrey Long

Never misses.

Never misses.

Feb 15th, 2019
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this a year ago

Stanley had this a year ago

Jun 23rd, 2018
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this a year ago

Ronald had this a year ago

Mar 27th, 2018
Donna O'Neil

Donna had this 2 years ago

Donna had this 2 years ago

Feb 11th, 2017
Austin Fraser

Austin had this 3 years ago

Austin had this 3 years ago

Apr 30th, 2016
Austin Fraser

Austin had this 3 years ago

Austin had this 3 years ago

Apr 30th, 2016