2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • IWC 96

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2007
An absolutely monumental wine is the 2005 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard. The finest Syrah John Alban has yet produced its inky/ruby/purple hue is accompanied by gorgeously sweet aromas of flowers blueberries black raspberries... An absolutely monumental wine is the 2005 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard. The finest Syrah John Alban has yet produced its inky/ruby/purple hue is accompanied by gorgeously sweet aromas of flowers blueberries black raspberries blackberries and subtle hints of smoky oak bacon fat and licorice. In the mouth the wine is seamlessly constructed with fabulous fruit brilliant concentration and virtually perfect balance. Moreover the finish lingers on the palate for over 60 seconds. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2007
Bright purple. Hugely aromatic nose shows full-blown red and dark berry scents with zesty minerality adding lift. Deep and strikingly sweet with lush raspberry and bitter cherry pit flavors framed by silky tannins... Bright purple. Hugely aromatic nose shows full-blown red and dark berry scents with zesty minerality adding lift. Deep and strikingly sweet with lush raspberry and bitter cherry pit flavors framed by silky tannins. Finishes with outstanding persistence and vivid red fruit preserve flavors. Very very impressive.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation San Luis Obispo
Sub-appellation Edna Valley
Vintage 2005