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2005 Alban Syrah Lorraine Vineyard Edna Valley (750ml)
Producer: Alban Vineyards albanvineyards.com
Appellation: Edna Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$158.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 24, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
100 points "An absolutely monumental wine is the 2005 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard. 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. In the mouth, the wine is seamlessly constructed with fabulous fruit, brilliant concentration, and virtually perfect balance. Moreover, the finish lingers on the palate for over 60 seconds. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years." Best 2007-2022
rated: November 15, 2009 , James Laub (WS)
96 points "Offers a bold, ripe, complex mix of mocha, spicy berry, beef and peppery scents. Rich and full-bodied, smooth, long and expansive on the finish, ending with supple tannins. For all its size and depth of flavor, it's elegant and polished, ending with tar and minerally notes. Drink now through 2016. 630 cases made. –JL" Best -2016