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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.
88(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2001
($39) Saturated ruby-red. Cote-Rotie-like aromas of raspberry, bacon fat, chocolate, mocha and tarry oak. Sappy and quite high-pitched in the mouth, with juicy, intense berry flavors. But today the wine's strong acids give it a shrillness that makes it difficult to taste.