2012 Alban Estate Alban Estate VineyardSyrah Central Coast Edna Valley
From Arroyo Grande's original Rhone Ranger, here's a truly iconic California Syrah, perfect for aging. This is big, black, and gutsy syrah with notes of blackberry, prune, oil-cured olives, and dried cherry. Reva" is from Alban's plots with volcanic soils, and every vintage since 2002 has scored 95 or higher from The Wine Advocate, with the 2006 garnering a perfect 100 score. Grab this one while you can!
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A chance encounter with a glass of Condrieu at age 24 cemented founder John Alban’s career path in producing Rhone varietals. Armed with a Master’s Degree in Enology from UC Davis, Alban headed to France to apprentice anywhere he could, from Beaujolais to Provence. Returning home, he became a champion of Rhone varietals and Alban Vineyards in Edna Valley on the California Central Coast has provided a large portion of the cuttings needed to see California’s Viognier and Syrah acreage increase significantly.