Alban Vineyards Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2009

$139.99

97 Points Robert Parker:  "Moving on to the vineyard designated Syrahs and a fantastic vintage for this cuvee, which goes back to the 2005, 2006 and 2007 levels of richness, the 2009 Syrah Reva (100% Syrah aged 42-months in French oak) offers up more fruit and purity than normal, with only hints of its normal iodine/seaweed tinged profile. Loaded with sweet black raspberry, cassis, wild herbs, flowers and subtle blood and iodine qualities, it is a full-bodied, decadent Syrah that has incredible mid-palate depth, beautiful freshness and a blockbuster finish. It will continue to gain in depth and richness with short-term cellaring and have an easy 12-15 years or ultimate longevity. Drink 2015-2024. ...This is a fabulous set of wines from John and Lorraine Alban. Quite simply, I was blown away by what I tasted."

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Ratings on Delectable

Jeffrey Long

Like I extracted a bucket of black olives with toluene. Spectacular!

Like I extracted a bucket of black olives with toluene. Spectacular!

9.5

Ted Rutledge Delectable Pro

Screaming good and accessible right out of the bottle. Such a great vintage for reva.

Screaming good and accessible right out of the bottle. Such a great vintage for reva.

9.6

Carrie Alexander Delectable Pro

Beautiful nose. Nice full mouthfeel, a little too much oak on the palate, but still very enjoyable

Beautiful nose. Nice full mouthfeel, a little too much oak on the palate, but still very enjoyable

9.3

Todd Alexander Delectable Pro

Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.

9.4

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Big ripe dark fruit. Intense wine with a lot of depth.

Big ripe dark fruit. Intense wine with a lot of depth.

9.5

Will Phelps Delectable Pro

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Scorched earth, stewed plum, and toasted jam

Scorched earth, stewed plum, and toasted jam

Philip Deibel

Until the last couple of weeks I have NOT given John Alban enough credit. These wines are absolutely incredible. I am excited to try this one again tomorrow as it seems built for a very long life. I’m smiling big time @Mike R !

Until the last couple of weeks I have NOT given John Alban enough credit. These wines are absolutely incredible. I am excited to try this one again tomorrow as it seems built for a very long life. I’m smiling big time @Mike R !

9.6

Eric S

Complex and deep.

Complex and deep.

9.5

Mark Flesher

This wine is ready to rock. A solid 95 if not 95.5. The density of this wine is incredible. Rounded edges on the front and back. Fruit core of baked plum and fig that expresses right up front. Started to get a little bit of bell pepper, smoke and meaty Savory characteristics in the middle and towards the finish. Stood up very well to the peppers and paired quite nicely with the braised pork. I think this one could be held another five years as the fruit intensity up front is significant and rather youthful. But, I think this one is in such a good spot right now that you probably just want to go ahead and pop it!

This wine is ready to rock. A solid 95 if not 95.5. The density of this wine is incredible. Rounded edges on the front and back. Fruit core of baked plum and fig that expresses right up front. Started to get a little bit of bell pepper, smoke and meaty Savory characteristics in the middle and towards the finish. Stood up very well to the peppers and paired quite nicely with the braised pork. I think this one could be held another five years as the fruit intensity up front is significant and rather youthful. But, I think this one is in such a good spot right now that you probably just want to go ahead and pop it!

9.5

Jim McCusker

A...mazing.

A...mazing.

9.5

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