Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah

9.3565 ratings
9.2143 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.4

Just arriving into its drinking window but frankly five more years to be able to enjoy without a decant - I think John Allan has his groove back via help and o fir one loving it - smiling brightly

Just arriving into its drinking window but frankly five more years to be able to enjoy without a decant - I think John Allan has his groove back via help and o fir one loving it - smiling brightly

Jun 10th, 2020
Rob Brobst III

@Paul T- Huntington Beach Thanks for talking me into buying and opening it. 

@Paul T- Huntington Beach Thanks for talking me into buying and opening it. 

May 18th, 2020
Mike R
9.4

John got his groove back - smiles all around / really wonderful - I can see why the critics gave it such high scores

John got his groove back - smiles all around / really wonderful - I can see why the critics gave it such high scores

Jan 13th, 2020
Joshua Fisher

At the Steeler game in Oakland

At the Steeler game in Oakland

Dec 13th, 2018
Joshua Fisher

Youre welcome

Youre welcome

Nov 14th, 2018
Cody Short

My first Reva and honestly I expected more. I like the “restraint” of the vintage but just left me wondering what all the fuss is about

My first Reva and honestly I expected more. I like the “restraint” of the vintage but just left me wondering what all the fuss is about

Aug 18th, 2018
Mike R
8.5

Cork was soaked - funky smell - decanted with hopes of blowing it off - was drinkable but disappointing as I think John Alban crafts amazing Rhône like varietals and then ages for 3.5 years before release and I had two other Reva and Lorraine from same and similar vintages

Cork was soaked - funky smell - decanted with hopes of blowing it off - was drinkable but disappointing as I think John Alban crafts amazing Rhône like varietals and then ages for 3.5 years before release and I had two other Reva and Lorraine from same and similar vintages

Jul 1st, 2018
Bryant Bickel

2003 was stunning loaded with black olives, was Rhône to the bone.

2003 was stunning loaded with black olives, was Rhône to the bone.

May 10th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

@Delectable Wine
Alban Vineyards “Reva”.
15.2% alc.

@Delectable Wine
Alban Vineyards “Reva”.
15.2% alc.

Mar 5th, 2018
Mike R
9.3

Wow - that was fun / pop and pour a 2001 Syrah and had some funk but quickly it opened to display why Alban makes such wonderful wines

Spicy and meaty with full bodied and complex structure - aroma of jammy fruits but no heat no burn and no funk / it can sing

Smile and world will smile with you and this baby sure helps me smile - drink if you have - it is on the downslope of age

Wow - that was fun / pop and pour a 2001 Syrah and had some funk but quickly it opened to display why Alban makes such wonderful wines

Spicy and meaty with full bodied and complex structure - aroma of jammy fruits but no heat no burn and no funk / it can sing

Smile and world will smile with you and this baby sure helps me smile - drink if you have - it is on the downslope of age

Mar 2nd, 2018