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2007 Alban Grenache (750ml)
Producer: Alban Vineyards albanvineyards.com
Appellation: Edna Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$105.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 9, 2010 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "The 2007 Grenache, of which there will be 250 six-packs, is right up there with the compelling Grenaches of Sine Qua Non. Stunning kirsch liqueur, floral notes, loamy soil, forest floor, and spice box are all present in the highly complex, rich, full-bodied, powerful Grenache. I am sure it’s high in alcohol, although certainly none can be detected in the mouth, and the cascade of fruit and richness are remarkable. This is a stunner that should prove to be one of the finest Grenaches John Alban has made. It should also drink well for at least a decade. (95-97)." Best -2020
rated: August 3, 2011 , Antonio Galloni (WA)
92 points "The 2007 Grenache opens with a sweet, beguiling nose that leads to exotic blackberry, coconut, plums, asphalt, tar and sweet spices. This is an especially deep, dense style of Grenache (there is 12% Syrah in the blend) yet all of the elements come together beautifully in the glass. Floral notes add lift and complexity on the finish, yet the Grenache remains big and quite powerful. Alban gave the Grenache 36 months in barrel. The Grenache is made from a variety of plots on the property, plus Syrah exclusively from the Reva parcel." Best 2012-2022