Alban Vineyards

Alban Vineyards

Lorraine Syrah 2005

Had this last weekend. Absolutely stunning - probably in my Top 10 ever. — 5 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Got another 2002 standing up for next weeks consumption.
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Nice, @Paul T- Huntington Beach! I’m all out of those, but still have one 2001 Seymour’s in the cellar…

Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2013

Wow. Perfection. — 2 months ago

Ericsson, Vanessa and 5 others liked this
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

A little jealous. Never had the pleasure

Alban Roblin

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Terrific and only $25. A SommSelect choice. — 4 months ago

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2017

A very fine Grenache, my favorite grape. Pushing quality of Cayuse . I’m buying more when available. — a month ago

Scott, Paul and 12 others liked this
Scott Rose

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Alban kills it.

Forsythe Vineyard (Alban)

The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2013

No idea what the “pros” were drinking to give this a 8.8 rating average, but it wasn’t this. One of my favorite wines, this used to be 100% mourvedre but now I think is usually blended a bit with other rhone varietals from John Alban’s stable. The story behind the label is great - happy to share for those interested! — 2 months ago

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Alban Vineyards

Central Coast Viognier 2016

Lovely varietal character, great texture, low-ish but sufficient acidity. This is a gorgeous Viognier showing roses, raspberries, pine apple, Asian spice and yellow flowers.
Maybe a tad short in the finish.
— 4 months ago

Thijs, Shay and 13 others liked this

Lillian Winery

California Syrah 2014

Shay A
9.4

For planning purposes of something in the future, I tasted 2014 central coast Syrahs from high end producers blind. Along with the Lillian (my bottle), there was SQN, Andremily, Torrin Akasha, Booker Fracture, Alban Reva and Alban Lorraine.

First off, I love these wines. The price in comparison to the others is impressive, and it always delivers. I double decanted this about two hours prior to the blind tasting. Dark purple in the glass, with aromatics of both sweet oak as well as whole cluster stem inclusion. Loads of dark floral notes, ripe blackberries, cherry jerky and that kiss of sweet oak. The palate remained the same from opening through the end of the blind tasting…a distinctly fuzzy profile on the palate with gorgeous mid palate depth and richness of blue and black fruits with plenty of herbal flair and spice. It toes the line between cool climate Syrah with their signature black peppercorn and iron, as well as big central coast Rhône style with its rich and textural palate. No rush on opening, but it sure is great now.

Out of the 7 in the lineup, this was the “cheapest”, and tied for 3rd place (with the Andremily being the runaway favorite, Alban Lorraine taking second, and this tying the SQN).
— a month ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A Great tasting!

Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2013

2013 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Now this is just singing! Amazing depth and resolved tannins leaving a velvet mouthfeel. More like a meal than a beverage! — 4 months ago

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