Alban Vineyards Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2012

$49.99

  Brand new Syrah release from John Alban - limited. 94 Points Robert Parker:  "One of the best entry-level wines out there is John's 2012 Syrah Patrina, and it competes with many top cuvees.  All Syrah in 2012 and showing the house style perfectly, it has a saturated inky color to go with a forward, sexy, meaty and full-bodied array of creme de cassis, licorice, chocolate and licorice. Showing how good 2012 was for this estate, it's a rock-star wine to enjoy while you wait for his 2010s and 2011s to come around...I had a great visit with John Alban, whose estate is located at the southern end of the Edna Valley and in one of the coolest AVAs in California. Despite this, he makes some of the most concentrated, rich and age-worthy reds and whites from the entire state." Brix26 Inside Scoop:  Intermittently, Alban Vineyards produced a 'Central Coast Syrah' which was never predictable in either when it was made or its quantity but was always tremendously popular.  With each sporadic release, it became undeniable that lots of people wanted this wine. Likewise, it became painfully clear to Alban that without control of the vineyards from which this wine would derive, nothing about it would ever be reliable.  In 2005, Alban discontinued purchasing grapes for the Central Coast Syrah to develop his own vineyards and the  2010 is the third vintage of this new wine, Alban 'Patrina' Syrah.

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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

Carsten rudolph

Very tasty syrah / lot of sweet fruit some tannin

Very tasty syrah / lot of sweet fruit some tannin

9.1

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