Alban Vineyards Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2013

$95

The 2013 Syrah Reva sports an inky color as well as notes of creme de cassis, charred earth, licorice, wood smoke and just hints of the classic iodine and seaweed character that really defines this cuvee. Supple, seamless, silky and opulent, with sweet, sweet tannin and a silky finish. It shows more and more spice with time in the glass, is incredibly polished, layered and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming 15-20 years. Jeb Dunnuck

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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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