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  • Barbeque
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2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard

  • Syrah
  • 1.5L
  • WA96
  • WS94
  • ST94

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The intense inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Syrah Reva Vineyard boasts gorgeous notes of graphite smoke roasted meat herbs and oodles of blackberries and creme de cassis. This full-bodied fabulously rich Syrah is a superb... The intense inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Syrah Reva Vineyard boasts gorgeous notes of graphite smoke roasted meat herbs and oodles of blackberries and creme de cassis. This full-bodied fabulously rich Syrah is a superb success for the vintage. The good news is there are 2500 six-packs. Tel. (805) 546-0305; Fax (805) 546-9879
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Rich and beefy with plush smoke blueberry blackberry and spicy leathery scents. Fans out and gains depth and complexity picking up exotic spice notes. Best from 2008 through 2014. 2500 cases made.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Glass-staining purple. Explosively perfumed bouquet of spicy red and dark berries olive tobacco iodine and charred meat; I could smell this for hours. Spicy blackberry cassis and bitter cherries are complicated by violet... Glass-staining purple. Explosively perfumed bouquet of spicy red and dark berries olive tobacco iodine and charred meat; I could smell this for hours. Spicy blackberry cassis and bitter cherries are complicated by violet pastille and suave vanilla and cinnamon. Gains weight but retains clarity on the long juicy finish. The tannins make a late appearance but are quickly buried under the sheer volume of fruit.

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