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Date Printed: 2/10/2016
Alban Lorraine Estate Syrah 2005
Alban Lorraine Estate Syrah 2005
(search item no. 123413)
collectible wine
older vintages
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 2/10/2016: $299.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2003 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Alban:

Alban Vineyards is the first America winery and vineyard established exclusively for Rhone varieties. Conceived at a time when there were virtually only two "flavors" of wine produced in the U.S., they set out to introduce wine grapes that would offer oenephiles a new world of possibilities. Pioneering Roussanne, Grenache Noir and Viognier to go along with meticulously selected clones of Syrah, Alban Vineyards has guided consumers and producers to the enormous potential of Rhone varietals in California.