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2006 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$95.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: July 1, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "There are 600 six packs of the 2006 Grenache. Made from a tiny yielding clone, it is a textbook Grenache that ranks alongside Sine Qua Non’s Grenache as the two finest made in California. A dense purple hue is accompanied by a glorious nose of kirsch liqueur interwoven with licorice, forest floor, pepper, and spice. It possesses outstanding stuffing, a tremendous, full-bodied mouthfeel, and moderate tannin. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following 12-15 years." Best 2010-2025
rated: February 28, 2009 , James Laub (WS)
96 points "Dark, rich and savory, intense and full-bodied, delivering concentrated layers of blackberry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors that are pure and focused. Ends with fleshy tannins. Massive for Grenache. Drink now through 2015. 500 cases made. –JL" Best 2009-2015