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2016 Alban Vineyards Reva Alban Estate Syrah

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September 25, 2022 - $120

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RATINGS

99Jeb Dunnuck

...ultra-classic and displays complex olive/iodine notes along with a thrilling core of blackcurrants and blackberries, ground pepper, and loads of spice. Full-bodied, ultra-pure, and utterly seamless on the palate...a magical wine...

94-95Vinous / IWC

Seductive dark berry liqueur, exotic spice, potpourri and incense aromas are complemented by hints of cola, mocha and smoky minerals. Juicy, seamless and energetic on the palate, offering densely packed black and blue fruit, cherry cola, spicecake and violet pastille flavors that show sharp delineation and spread out as the wine opens up. Velvety tannins lend shape to a strikingly long, penetrating finish that shows intense dark-berry- and spice-driven tenacity.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley

Edna Valley AVA is within San Luis Obispo County, and within the large Central Coast AVA. Edna Valley became an AVA in 1982 and it includes 22,400 acres of extremely fertile land blessed with a long growing season. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the principal grapes, though Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Grenache, Viognier, Merlot and Petite Sirah also are grown. Spanish missionaries were growing grape vines in the Edna Valley in the 18th century, but the valley’s modern wine industry took off in the 1970s. Today there are more than 50 Edna Valley wineries.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.