Red

2012 Alban Vineyards Syrah Patrina Alban Estate Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • BigTex22 Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 14, 2018 - Lots of confectionary aromas upon opening, sweet on the nose. On the palate, notes of pepper, but not so much earthiness or savory (my wife did detect this however). Not overly complex, but pleasant. This is ready now but Albans are known for going the distance, so this will probably hold up for many years to come. At ~$50 a bottle, would probably lean more towards a Rhone for the price.

  • IvanKrazy Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 15, 2018 - What a beautiful wine, the most thought provoking of the year for me. The nose is so expressive and detailed, as soon as you pop the cork showing then the beautiful deep color and extremely defined aromas. Incredible expression of Syrah!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • danielbleier Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 6, 2018 - lots of plum and blackberry compote, with black olive and roasted meat finish. All of album wines are power wines, and this is no exception.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 5, 2018 - Ferocious tannins, but lovely blue and black fruit underneath that persist in a medium finish with a touch of chocolate.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tyler C Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 20, 2018 - Drinking perfectly right now. Big, dark, meaty with wonderful hints of chocolate. Good stuff.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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    Paso Robles and Neighbors: New Releases (Sep 2015), 9/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Alban Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Patrina
  • Vineyard Alban Estate Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 703 (62%)
  • Consumed 432 (38%)

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