1999 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard
Syrah - 750ML
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2002
Saturated medium ruby. Knockout essence-of-syrah nose combines black raspberry bitter chocolate espresso roasted meat pepper and exotic spices. Bright focused and intensely flavored with a creamy richness and terrific... Saturated medium ruby. Knockout essence-of-syrah nose combines black raspberry bitter chocolate espresso roasted meat pepper and exotic spices. Bright focused and intensely flavored with a creamy richness and terrific verve. Finishes long juicy and sweet with exotic notes of woodsmoke and prosciutto.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2002
With a saturated color as well as high extraction the 1999 Syrah Lorraine (250 cases) offers a combination of structure elegance power and concentration with beautifully integrated wood tannin and acidity. This backward... With a saturated color as well as high extraction the 1999 Syrah Lorraine (250 cases) offers a combination of structure elegance power and concentration with beautifully integrated wood tannin and acidity. This backward effort requires several years of cellaring but should age for 12-15 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation San Luis Obispo
Sub-appellation Edna Valley
Vintage 1999