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Alban Vineyards Lorraine Syrah 2006

Alban Vineyards Lorraine Syrah 2006
$429.00
Save $104.00 (24%)
$325.00

SKU 08138

750ml

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Category Red Wine
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Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Arroyo Grande
Brand Alban Vineyards
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Wine AdvocateNamed after his raven-haired Irish wife, the 2006 Syrah Lorraine, which comes from more sandy soils, is another prodigious effort. Like all of these wines, it is a remarkable wine of extraordinary intensity, with a stunning nose of blueberries, bacon fat, camphor, and even darker blackberries, along with unreal minerality and definition for a wine of this size and power. Full-bodied, with profound intensity of flavor as well as purity, this is another wine that spent nearly three and a half years in barrel prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. While there are 2,500 six-pack cases of the Reva, there will be only 350 six-packs of the Lorraine.

Robert Parker, August 2010
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Wine SpectatorCombines dark, powerful blackberry, wild berry, plum and black licorice flavors on a seamless texture. Full-bodied, with floral, spicy, peppery aromas that end up gliding across the palate. Drink now through 2024. 450 cases made.

James Laube, February 28, 2011