Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah

9.493 ratings
9.324 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.6

My WOTN. Goodness, this was incredible. Inky purple/black in the glass. Aromas were intoxicating...bacon fat, Texas smoked brisket, blackberry pie. The palate was smoke and velvet. Blue and black fruits coat your mouth. Tannins completely integrated. Lengthy and lip smacking good finish. If you have any, two things: drink up, and don’t forget to send me one!

My WOTN. Goodness, this was incredible. Inky purple/black in the glass. Aromas were intoxicating...bacon fat, Texas smoked brisket, blackberry pie. The palate was smoke and velvet. Blue and black fruits coat your mouth. Tannins completely integrated. Lengthy and lip smacking good finish. If you have any, two things: drink up, and don’t forget to send me one!

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2018
Greg Gregory

I was surprised there was enough acid to keep this alive but here it was, a giant PR Syrah that was holding its own. Still enough acid to keep the structure intact but definitely time to drink up.

I was surprised there was enough acid to keep this alive but here it was, a giant PR Syrah that was holding its own. Still enough acid to keep the structure intact but definitely time to drink up.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2018
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Fantastic, last bottle though;(

Fantastic, last bottle though;(

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2016
Roman Sukley

Black as a starless night, big aromatic characteristic Alban nose. Scorched earth, tar, a little burnt rubber. And I mean that in the best way possible. Also notes of camphor and a touch of bacon fat. Black fruit parade. Texture is pure velvet. Super rich, super concentrated, endless finish. John Alban at his best. A toast and a birthday shoutout to my friend @Bill Bender . And many more my friend.

Black as a starless night, big aromatic characteristic Alban nose. Scorched earth, tar, a little burnt rubber. And I mean that in the best way possible. Also notes of camphor and a touch of bacon fat. Black fruit parade. Texture is pure velvet. Super rich, super concentrated, endless finish. John Alban at his best. A toast and a birthday shoutout to my friend @Bill Bender . And many more my friend.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2016
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Thick & Rich,

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2016
John Sweeney

Really drinking great tonight, perfect with the smoked pork ribs.

Really drinking great tonight, perfect with the smoked pork ribs.

Dec 12th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Big alcohol 16.5 but not bad considering !

Big alcohol 16.5 but not bad considering !

Aug 15th, 2015
John Sweeney

In a great place... The '05 Albans are absolutely rockin. Probably my favorite vintage he's ever produced. #syrah #syrahstunners #syrahproblems

In a great place... The '05 Albans are absolutely rockin. Probably my favorite vintage he's ever produced. #syrah #syrahstunners #syrahproblems

Jul 26th, 2015
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

9.5

Identified as a unicorn. This was an amazingly nice Syrah. From detours vineyard by alban. Best with steak and lamb, long finish with loads of black pepper, blue fruits, and a sandy tannin at first. Beauty.

Identified as a unicorn. This was an amazingly nice Syrah. From detours vineyard by alban. Best with steak and lamb, long finish with loads of black pepper, blue fruits, and a sandy tannin at first. Beauty.

Feb 7th, 2015
John Sweeney

Really impressive aromatics. Bright, lively and long. Fantastic Syrah!

Really impressive aromatics. Bright, lively and long. Fantastic Syrah!

Dec 7th, 2014