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2009 Alban Pandora (750ml)
Producer: Alban Vineyards albanvineyards.com
Appellation: Edna Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$125.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 25, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
93 points "Alban’s Grenache-based 2009 Pandora comes across as exceptionally young. It is one of the firmer of the 2009s in this lineup. It clearly needs time, but there is a purity and energy to the fruit that is striking. Dark red berries, savory herbs, flowers and tobacco flow through to the structured finish. Today, there isn’t a whole lot of 2009 vintage sexiness, but hopefully that will emerge over the next year or so. The blend is 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah. (93-95)." Best 2014-2024
rated: November 19, 2013 , James Laub (WS)
91 points "Shows ripeness to dark berry jam, with touches of pepper, nutmeg and blueberry. Glides along smoothly, ending with a lingering finish and traction from fine-grained tannins. Grenache and Syrah." Best -2022