Alban Vineyards Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2012

$54

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Ratings on Delectable

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

The best welcome back wine I could imagine after 40+ days of lent detox. This 9 year old Patrina filled the room with big plush purple Syrah goodness. It’s not a monster... it’s a controlled athlete that packs a wallop! The Mohammed Ali of wine. I’m looking for another 2012...

The best welcome back wine I could imagine after 40+ days of lent detox. This 9 year old Patrina filled the room with big plush purple Syrah goodness. It’s not a monster... it’s a controlled athlete that packs a wallop! The Mohammed Ali of wine. I’m looking for another 2012...

9.5

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Opened this to put the kibosh on Alabama. And it smells like it just might have those powers. Founded by John Alban in 1989, Alban Vineyards is the first American winery and vineyard established exclusively for Rhône varietals. Jeb Dunnuck said “One of the best entry-level wines out there is John's 2012 Syrah Patrina, and it competes with many top cuvees.” I wholeheartedly agree. Patrin is a gypsy word for leaf and grass blades. By mounding up patrin in specific configurations called Patrina, Gypsies mark secret trails that kinsmen can follow to special gathering places. Patrina guide these nomads to the site of what starts out as a simple get together underscored with wine and song. These bohemian celebrations of nothing in particular inevitably escalate with great abandon into wildly hedonistic carousing. Aromatically virile. Intense aromas of black raspberry and kirsch, star anise, white flowers, violets, pepper, and baking spices. The palate is equally potent and sports a black fruit infused with red fruit character. The lush and ripe fruit is buttressed by layers of licorice, lavender pastille, chocolate, and cured meats. An all-time favorite of mine.

Opened this to put the kibosh on Alabama. And it smells like it just might have those powers. Founded by John Alban in 1989, Alban Vineyards is the first American winery and vineyard established exclusively for Rhône varietals. Jeb Dunnuck said “One of the best entry-level wines out there is John's 2012 Syrah Patrina, and it competes with many top cuvees.” I wholeheartedly agree. Patrin is a gypsy word for leaf and grass blades. By mounding up patrin in specific configurations called Patrina, Gypsies mark secret trails that kinsmen can follow to special gathering places. Patrina guide these nomads to the site of what starts out as a simple get together underscored with wine and song. These bohemian celebrations of nothing in particular inevitably escalate with great abandon into wildly hedonistic carousing. Aromatically virile. Intense aromas of black raspberry and kirsch, star anise, white flowers, violets, pepper, and baking spices. The palate is equally potent and sports a black fruit infused with red fruit character. The lush and ripe fruit is buttressed by layers of licorice, lavender pastille, chocolate, and cured meats. An all-time favorite of mine.

9.5

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

15.4% alc. Another great wine from John Alban and Glenn Skrabanik.

15.4% alc. Another great wine from John Alban and Glenn Skrabanik.

9.2

John Kinney Delectable Pro

Not my favorite from Alban- somewhat over ripe with heavy hand on barrels.

Not my favorite from Alban- somewhat over ripe with heavy hand on barrels.

8.7

Andrew Holloway Delectable Pro

2012 patrina

2012 patrina

9.3

Robert Quick Delectable Pro

Rhone Warriors ride again!

Rhone Warriors ride again!

9.4

John Sweeney Delectable Pro

Much better than the '11. Classic Alban minus the good funk you get from Reva, Lorraine and Seymours. Classic Syrah - raspberry, charred earth, blueberries, blackberry, great acidity, long finish. Nice!

Much better than the '11. Classic Alban minus the good funk you get from Reva, Lorraine and Seymours. Classic Syrah - raspberry, charred earth, blueberries, blackberry, great acidity, long finish. Nice!

9.2

Brian Miracle Delectable Pro

Big boy wine. Ripe, yet balanced. This wine will make you slap your mommy!

Big boy wine. Ripe, yet balanced. This wine will make you slap your mommy!

9.6

Sam Friedland

Very good with prime tenderloin. Some cherry bouquet. Missed the pepper signature of Syrah.

Very good with prime tenderloin. Some cherry bouquet. Missed the pepper signature of Syrah.

9.1

Jon Preece

Big bold and beautiful.

Big bold and beautiful.

9.0

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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