ITEM 7453

2003 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Estate Edna Valley

$399.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

97WS 92ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2003

Country/State

california

Wine Region

other california

Variety

syrah

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Wine Spectator: 97 points

A fabulous Syrah, dark, rich and plush, with layers of dense currant, blackberry, wild berry and sour cherry. Tightly focused and deeply concentrated, it packs in layers of flavors supported by firm, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2013. 293 cases made.

Review Date: 3/1/06

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92 points

($65; 16.5% alcohol) Saturated black ruby. Wonderfully sweet, nuanced nose combines red raspberry, gunflint, dark chocolate and iodine; a bit redder in character and more volcanic than the Reva. Thick and powerful in the mouth, with a penetrating sweetness of fruit and a superrich dark chocolateflavor. The pHs in 2003 were the highest ever registered at this estate, Alban notes, yet this wine is still a reasonable 3.7. "We have never added acid," Alban told me. "Our problem on these soils is getting the acids to go down." The yield here was just a ton and a half of fruit per acre.

Review Date: 7/1/05