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2008 Alban Syrah Reva Vineyard Edna Valley (750ml)
Producer: Alban Vineyards albanvineyards.com
Appellation: Edna Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$108.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: September 14, 2013 , Chuck Gerstner
rated: August 29, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
96 points "The 2008 Reva (Syrah) is stunningly beautiful. This is a relatively delicate, feminine Reva that impresses for its length, balance and utter purity of fruit. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and silky, saline notes wrap around the expressive fruit on the long, polished finish. A hint of truffles adds to the wine’s sensual, totally beguiling personality. In 2008, the Reva is drop-dead gorgeous. Readers should note that, in this vintage, there is no Lorraine or Seymour’s, so the 2008 is a “super-Reva!” (96+)." Best 2013-2020
rated: December 29, 2012 , IWC
94 points "(raised in French oak, 80% of it new, for 44 months; 15.1% alcohol): Glass-staining purple. Sexy smoke- and spice-accented aromas of candied black and blue fruits and potpourri, with a suggestion of black pepper building with air. Lush and expansive on the palate, offering deeply pitched but lively cassis and blueberry flavors and a suave floral pastille nuance. The spicy note comes back strong on the finish, which shows only a hint of tannins."