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2017 Alban Vineyards Pandora

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March 5, 2023 - $215



99The Wine Advocate

...opens with a classic Grenache kaleidoscope of aromas: crushed tricolored berries, blood orange, licorice, amaro and loads of exotic spices. Full-bodied, the palate bursts with the same energy and is ultra juicy and ultra silky, finishing long and wicked spicy. Even with its characteristic touch of warmth, this Grenache shines as a top example from the new world.

99Jeb Dunnuck

...comes from more chalky, sandstone soils not from Seymour’s Vineyard, at the top of the estate. Blue fruits, candied violets, chalky minerality, and herbes de Provence notes give way to a full-bodied, multi-dimensional, just about perfect Grenache that has everything you could want from this variety. Given its balance and ripe tannins as well as its texture, it offers pleasure today yet should drink well for 15-20 years with no issues... (September 2021)


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.