Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah

9.154 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Ashley Dubois

Incredible nose of dark berry, minerality and a hint of thyme. For someone that prefers young wines it's a teeny bit over the hill (loss of fruit on the palate) but overall very nice.

Incredible nose of dark berry, minerality and a hint of thyme. For someone that prefers young wines it's a teeny bit over the hill (loss of fruit on the palate) but overall very nice.

Oct 14th, 2014
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.0

Some bright fruit and interesting secondary character that is surprising for a young wine

Some bright fruit and interesting secondary character that is surprising for a young wine

Sep 16th, 2014
Andy Wigginton

One of the better Syrah I've had! Big, rich and well balanced. It was a bit tight and acid forward upon open but perfect after a couple hours open. Could have held for several more years.

One of the better Syrah I've had! Big, rich and well balanced. It was a bit tight and acid forward upon open but perfect after a couple hours open. Could have held for several more years.

Aug 24th, 2014
Michael Larner

A very bold cold climate Syrah that seems to miss the mark on overly ripe with heavy toast characters. Defiantly asphalt and black olives, licorice, but also burnt toast and caramel.

A very bold cold climate Syrah that seems to miss the mark on overly ripe with heavy toast characters. Defiantly asphalt and black olives, licorice, but also burnt toast and caramel.

May 15th, 2014
Peter J.

33.33

33.33

Jan 10th, 2014
Macario Montoya

Tight!! But got lots of potential. Amazing nose of dark fruits and wet cement! Wish I could wait a few more hours and try it again!!

Tight!! But got lots of potential. Amazing nose of dark fruits and wet cement! Wish I could wait a few more hours and try it again!!

Apr 8th, 2013
Carsten rudolph

Fantastic bouquet of dark berries and forest - also elements of blue and dark berries in the taste - although a little sweet for my taste

Fantastic bouquet of dark berries and forest - also elements of blue and dark berries in the taste - although a little sweet for my taste

Apr 14th, 2019
Eric Shanks

This guy is a total badass. Flowers, blue fruit, and dashes of ink and pepper. One of the best entry wines I’ve ever had. Dirt cheap at $40.

This guy is a total badass. Flowers, blue fruit, and dashes of ink and pepper. One of the best entry wines I’ve ever had. Dirt cheap at $40.

Feb 19th, 2018
Joseph Barsky

Great nose of licorice and violets but harsh and acidic on the mouth. Shame for a $50 bottle from this producer back then.

Great nose of licorice and violets but harsh and acidic on the mouth. Shame for a $50 bottle from this producer back then.

Nov 21st, 2017
David Falkenstern

California big fruit, exactly what I was looking for

California big fruit, exactly what I was looking for

Apr 3rd, 2016