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About Alban Vineyards
John Alban makes some of the most aromatically complex and explosively rich wines in the New World from traditional Rhone varieties. Since 1989 he’s worked entirely with fruit from his own superb clonal material, planted on chalk-rich hillside vineyards in Edna Valley.
86 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 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 verve. Finishes long, juicy and sweet, with exotic notes of woodsmoke and prosciutto.