Alban Vineyards Reva Syrah 2016 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Alban Vineyards Reva Syrah 2016 750ml
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Alban Vineyards Reva Syrah 2016

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John and Lorraine Alban first purchased their now legendary land in 1990 because of the striking geographic similarity to the beloved Rhône Valley in France. With a heavy emphasis on powerful Rhône style blends, this California estate has a global reputation for being difficult to acquire without a trusted source like Benchmark Wine Group. Located in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo County, Alban has a total of 66 acres devoted to growing Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and more. They produce a total of about 6,000 cases per year under their own label, most of which are sold on allocation to a lengthy waiting list, as well as sell some of their grapes to other notable producers. The meticulous effort and strategic combination of California terroir with Southeastern French varietals that Alban Vineyards provides is essential for any cellar.

Jeb Dunnuck
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A great example of the vintage, the 2016 Syrah Reva is ultra-classic and displays complex olive/iodine notes along with a thrilling core of blackcurrants and blackberries, ground pepper, and loads of spice. Full-bodied, ultra-pure, and utterly seamless on the palate, it's a magical wine that I'm probably under-rating by a point. Give bottles 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 20 years or more

Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Syrah Reva offers that rare combination of power and elegance. Inky purple, it opens slowly to reveal pure violets, cracked pepper, exotic spices and milk chocolate over a luxurious core of cassis. The palate is intense, lusciously fruited and ultra-plush with an expansive freshness that calls you in for another sip on the long, detailed finish. Its excellence is clear, but this Syrah deserves plenty more time in the cellar and will age gracefully over the next 20+ years. 900 cases were made.

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Brilliant purple. Seductive dark berry liqueur, exotic spice, potpourri and incense aromas are complemented by hints of cola, mocha and smoky minerals. Juicy, seamless and energetic on the palate, offering densely packed black and blue fruit, cherry cola, spicecake and violet pastille flavors that show sharp delineation and spread out as the wine opens up. Velvety tannins lend shape to a strikingly long, penetrating finish that shows intense dark-berry- and spicedriven tenacity.

July 2019

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