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1999 Alban Vineyards Pandora Red Wine Edna Valley
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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.

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1999 Alban Vineyards Pandora Red Wine Edna Valley

Producer: Alban Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Red Blend
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Edna Valley

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2002

(a 60/40 blend of grenache and syrah) Saturated bright dark ruby. Wild aromas of raspberry, strawberry, smoked meat, maple syrup, saffron and exotic spices. Thick, dense, concentrated and sweet, with flavors of exotic berries, meat and spices. Began almost too rich but showed a firmer shape and more structure with aeration, thanks to its edge of fresh acidity and firm tannic spine. Exhilaratingly complex wine.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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