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2016 Alban Vineyards Seymour's Vineyard Syrah

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

100Jeb Dunnuck

...a Guigal La Landonne-like bouquet of smoked black fruits, cured meats, crushed violets, spice, and crushed stone-like minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, flawless balance, a massive mid-palate, and a blockbuster of a finish.

98The Wine Advocate

...chargrill character opens to pure cracked pepper, lilac, aniseed and exotic spices over intense blackcurrant aromas. The full-bodied palate is powerful but plush, with its intense, dark fruits...classy new oak spices lingering on the long, seamless finish.

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.