Alban Vineyards Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2013

$149.99

97 Points Parker - limited                                          Alban's rare Reva Syrah now available. Limited. 97 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2013 Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard is the largest production Syrah of the three vineyard designates. It's another beautiful looking 2013 that has tons of upfront appeal, full-bodied richness, incredible purity and a building, yet sweet, sweet tannin. It picks up more and more smoked meat characteristics with time in the glass, and like all of John's 2013s, will offer tons of pleasure in its youth, yet also evolve gracefully." Self-professed Rhone Ranger and a true American pioneer for putting high quality Rhone varietal wines on the USA wine map, John Alban knocks it out of the park with his recent releases. Most of the big guns here come from the impressive, iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove 2013 vintage. While the Alban Vineyards wines are never shrinking violets, for sure, what I love is the compelling savory accents that the 2013 reds possess, providing incredibly provocative restraint and depth that will keep fans wondering where their glass went and reaching for another. Enjoy!

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

Just arriving into its drinking window but frankly five more years to be able to enjoy without a decant - I think John Allan has his groove back via help and o fir one loving it - smiling brightly

Just arriving into its drinking window but frankly five more years to be able to enjoy without a decant - I think John Allan has his groove back via help and o fir one loving it - smiling brightly

9.4

Mike R Delectable Pro

John got his groove back - smiles all around / really wonderful - I can see why the critics gave it such high scores

John got his groove back - smiles all around / really wonderful - I can see why the critics gave it such high scores

9.4

Joshua Fisher Delectable Pro

At the Steeler game in Oakland

At the Steeler game in Oakland

8.9

Joshua Fisher Delectable Pro

Youre welcome

Youre welcome

9.1

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

Deep purple in the glass. Perfumed nose of blueberry, smoked meat, cracked pepper, and black olive. Very rich and full bodied on the palate with concentrated brambly fruit, prominent, fine grained tannins, and a whopping 15.5% alcohol which surprisingly does not come across as at all hot. Made from 100% Syrah from Alban’s estate vineyard, this bottling is named after his mother Reva. It’s drinking well now and has a long life ahead of it. $100.

Deep purple in the glass. Perfumed nose of blueberry, smoked meat, cracked pepper, and black olive. Very rich and full bodied on the palate with concentrated brambly fruit, prominent, fine grained tannins, and a whopping 15.5% alcohol which surprisingly does not come across as at all hot. Made from 100% Syrah from Alban’s estate vineyard, this bottling is named after his mother Reva. It’s drinking well now and has a long life ahead of it. $100.

9.5

Eric S

Haven’t had a bad Alban yet.

Haven’t had a bad Alban yet.

9.4

Simon Weston

Inky purple color, intense blackcurrant and blackberry nose carries through to the palate with some licorice around the edges and a very long aromatic blackcurrant finish. Slightly hot alcohol middle but I’m sure this will change with a few more years in the cellar.

Inky purple color, intense blackcurrant and blackberry nose carries through to the palate with some licorice around the edges and a very long aromatic blackcurrant finish. Slightly hot alcohol middle but I’m sure this will change with a few more years in the cellar.

9.5

David Schwartz

Great Syrah!!!

Great Syrah!!!

9.5

Scott Soren

When I’m Paso Robles why not. Succulent

When I’m Paso Robles why not. Succulent

9.5

Stacy Stadnik

Serious wine. Great nose. Dark fruits, smoked meat, nice finish.

Serious wine. Great nose. Dark fruits, smoked meat, nice finish.

9.4

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