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Alban Vineyards

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2012 Alban Vineyards Syrah Patrina Alban Estate Vineyard  (Edna Valley) 93

Once past the heavy, toasted, vanilla oak scents, the wine delivers luscious waves of black and blue fruit, black pepper and cherry liqueur notes. If you like young, ripe, fat, sweet, California Syrah, this should be right up your alley.

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2009 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard  (Edna Valley) 96

Thick, rich, concentrated, or should I say dense? Espresso bean, black and blue fruit, licorice, the wine is fat, palate coating and as I mentioned dense. There is a nice freshness in the fruit and a long, powerful finish.

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2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard  (Edna Valley) 98

Tasted earlier this year, I was knocked out by this wine. Over the past 11 months, it's gotten even better! There is a beautiful sensation of purity to the sweet, ripe, polished berries. The wine has great length, balance and sophisticated textures, plus it's drinking in the sweet spot. If you have a bottle, do not hesitate to pop a cork.

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Deep, dark and still purple in color, the wine explodes from the glass with intense, jammy scents of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, pepper, vanilla, coffee, licorice and black cherry jam. This massive wine is packed and stacked with multiple layers of sweet, ripe, jammy berries and spice. This dense Syrah ends with a long, palate coating finish.

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2004 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard  (Edna Valley) 96

Meaty, beefy, big and bouncy, this wine has so much ripe fruit packed into each taste, it's almost too much of a good thing. Loaded with jam, pepper, smoke, earth, blueberry, blackberries and vanilla, this is extremely powerful and concentrated. But there is an elegance to the fruit and texture that makes it all come together.

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