Red

2002 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Edna Valley
Drink between 2004 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • jvest wrote: (96 points)

    November 4, 2014 - Inky purple color, long legs. Aromas of violet, cassis, blackberry and cedar waft from the glass. The mouth feel is smooth and rich with early flavors of cassis and blackberry yielding to fig, chocolate, earth and cedar which lingers and lingers in a protracted very slowly resolving finish.

  • BVal wrote: (93 points)

    March 2, 2014 - Color: nearly opaque -> dark ruby rim. Enjoyed out with family so note abbreviated; intense bouquet of plum, roasted meat, tar, kirsch. Massive palate structure still. Slightly sweet fruit, dense, huge finish. Delicious and still with time in hand.

  • Anonymous wrote: (90 points)

    February 25, 2014 - stewed fruit with a hint of overcooked fruit; metallic taste on the nose; medium acid, long finish

  • Ltomanek wrote: (95 points)

    February 15, 2014 - An excellent wine that still holds a nice balance between fruit and tannins.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (96 points)

    June 7, 2013 - Nose of plum, blueberries, and leather; incredibly well-balanced and nuaunced with a full body, medium acid, light tannins, and a long finish; drinking well now

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2005, Issue #121 (link)

    (Alban Syrah Lorraine Estate Edna Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine) Opaque very dark red violet color; big, deep, black fruit, espresso and caramel nose; tasty, blackberry, berry, black fruit and boysenberry palate, much more balanced than the '02 Reva; medium-plus finish (2nd WOTF)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Alban Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Lorraine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 196 (45%)
  • Consumed 239 (55%)

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