Alban Vineyards Lorraine Syrah 2005

$339

An absolutely monumental wine is the 2005 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard. The finest Syrah John Alban has yet produced, its inky/ruby/purple hue is accompanied by gorgeously sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, and subtle hints of smoky oak, bacon fat, and licorice. In the mouth, the wine is seamlessly constructed with fabulous fruit, brilliant concentration, and virtually perfect balance. Moreover, the finish lingers on the palate for over 60 seconds. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Easily among the best syrahs I’ve ever tasted and at 15 drinking like bottled last week. Pure, elegant, freshly scorched loamy earth and compote, the bitter bits of creme caramel on a perfect frame of gnarly dark black fruit and graphite/woodsy tannins that lasted over a minute on the back end. Easily 15+ years to go.

Easily among the best syrahs I’ve ever tasted and at 15 drinking like bottled last week. Pure, elegant, freshly scorched loamy earth and compote, the bitter bits of creme caramel on a perfect frame of gnarly dark black fruit and graphite/woodsy tannins that lasted over a minute on the back end. Easily 15+ years to go.

9.7

Sean Watson Delectable Pro

Sommelier/General Manager Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, Las Vegas

Great example of California Syrah. Meaty pepper notes, dark lush fruit with long finish.

Great example of California Syrah. Meaty pepper notes, dark lush fruit with long finish.

9.4

Fernando Fernandez Delectable Pro

So far Amazing but to early as this wine will get more and more complex as it breathes.... So much complexity in both the nose and palate... Tar, Bacon Fat, Asparagus, Cocoa/chocolate, Black Pepper &. Graham Crackers are just the beginning !!!

So far Amazing but to early as this wine will get more and more complex as it breathes.... So much complexity in both the nose and palate... Tar, Bacon Fat, Asparagus, Cocoa/chocolate, Black Pepper &. Graham Crackers are just the beginning !!!

9.5

Bodil Martin

Love it!!!

Love it!!!

9.7

Bodil Martin

Yay!! Awesome!!

Yay!! Awesome!!

9.8

Conrad Kenley

Good juice. Full bodied and spicy

Good juice. Full bodied and spicy

9.4

Felix Huang

Glorious!

Glorious!

9.7

Jeffrey Long

Good.

Good.

9.7

Mike Rucci

My first 100 pointer

My first 100 pointer

9.9

Eric Weiner

Can't recall a Syrah we enjoyed more than this one - delicious

Can't recall a Syrah we enjoyed more than this one - delicious

9.3

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