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Alban Lorraine Syrah 2010

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"The 2010 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard comes from more sandy, chalky soils, and to me, always shows a more elegant, seamless and layered profile when compared to the burly and masculine Reva. Loaded with notions of black raspberry, toasted spice, vanilla bean and cream licorice, this stunning effort has full-bodied richness, incredible purity and a blockbuster finish. It should be reasonably approachable on release, yet improve for 3-5 years and have 15-20 years of ultimate longevity...95-97" Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate 08/14

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Winery: Alban Vineyards
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Alban Vineyards:
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemak... Read more
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemakers and his own Alban Vineyards label. He sources Mourvedre and Grenache from Paso Robles where hotter conditions are more conducive to growing those grapes. Apart from white and red single varietal releases and blends, Alban also produces a dessert wine with botrytis grapes called Rotten Luck. Read less

"The 2010 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard comes from more sandy, chalky soils, and to me, always shows a more elegant, seamless and layered profile when compared to the burly and masculine Reva. Loaded with notions of black raspberry, toasted spice, vanilla bean and cream licorice, this stunning effort has full-bodied richness, incredible purity and a blockbuster finish. It should be reasonably approachable on release, yet improve for 3-5 years and have 15-20 years of ultimate longevity...95-97" Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate 08/14

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