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2009 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
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$94.00
Alcohol %: 15.5
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 25, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
94 points "The 2009 Reva (Syrah) caresses the palate with layers of striking, pure fruit. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, adding considerable freshness. The 2009 has some of the opulence found in vintages such as 2007, coupled with the energy of years like 2008. Polish and pure sensuality abound in this utterly impeccable Syrah. Sweet floral notes and a blast of dark red fruit frame the long finish. This is yet another head-spinning wine from Alban. (94-96)." Best 2014-2024
rated: November 19, 2013 , IWC
93 points "Inky purple. Deeply scented, spicy and smoky aromas of ripe cherries and cassis are lifted by notes of black pepper, Indian spices and a dusty herbal quality. Shows impressive depth and vivacity to its blueberry and blackcurrant flavors, which are sharpened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins come on late, adding focus to a sweet, impressively long finish. This sexy syrah is surprisingly approachable but clearly has the material for a positive evolution in the cellar."
rated: November 19, 2013 , James Laub (WS)
92 points "Ripe and fleshy, with generous blackberry, plum, raspberry and licorice notes, revealing an edge of fresh-turned earth and cedar." Best -2022