Forsythe Vineyard (Alban)

The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre

9.55 ratings
-no pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Mourvedre
Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jim McCusker

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!

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!

Jul 21st, 2021
Jim McCusker

Wow. This is a small production offering from John Alban (usually 1-2 barrels at most). Mourvedre-dominated, this wine is spectacular (and very approachable for its age). Intense fruit, great balance, and a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. One of the great things about this wine - other than the wine itself - is the bottle. According to Lorraine Alban, the photo on the front shows a hat and cane that belonged to her grandfather. Better still is the font, a recreation of her grandfather’s handwriting from a letter he wrote to his future wife during The Great War. Just awesome.

Wow. This is a small production offering from John Alban (usually 1-2 barrels at most). Mourvedre-dominated, this wine is spectacular (and very approachable for its age). Intense fruit, great balance, and a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. One of the great things about this wine - other than the wine itself - is the bottle. According to Lorraine Alban, the photo on the front shows a hat and cane that belonged to her grandfather. Better still is the font, a recreation of her grandfather’s handwriting from a letter he wrote to his future wife during The Great War. Just awesome.

Apr 14th, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had my first bottle of this 13 about a year & a half ago. What a difference,
Only 32 cases

Had my first bottle of this 13 about a year & a half ago. What a difference,
Only 32 cases

Jul 23rd, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Preferred the 12 over this 13, pretty closed down now. Hopefully its a day 2 wine
Parker/lisa 97+

Preferred the 12 over this 13, pretty closed down now. Hopefully its a day 2 wine
Parker/lisa 97+

Mar 2nd, 2018
Peter Brush

Peter had this a year ago

Peter had this a year ago

Oct 22nd, 2020