2000 Alban Vineyards Roussanne Estate


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2006 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • jc-mmb wrote: (87 points)

    January 8, 2009 - wasn't sure what to expect from this older roussanne. color was dark, darker than i would have thought, but i don't drink older roussanne. nose was muted at first but then opened with heavy floral notes a just a bit of fruit. just a little better with time in the glass. palate was just ok. not much coming thru. finish was too short. if not for food, a lower rating in order. food really helped this wine and brought out a little more of everything - nose, palate and finish. imho if u have any, drink now.

  • trankin wrote:

    May 4, 2007 - Hospice du Rhone; 5/3/2007-5/6/2007 (Paso Robles, CA): Gorgeous

  • Mrbuzz wrote: (94 points)

    April 15, 2007 - Dark bronze color. Rich spicy nose of apricot, match strike, hazelnut oil, honey butter. Rich and ripe in the mouth....drinking "classic"! Apricot, pear, fig fruit, spiced up with exotic smoked wood, honey butter, dried tobacco, butterscotch creme. Still taught with mineral citrus acidity...yet creamed up nicely with well integrated earth tones and smoky wood. Nothing wrong with this 2000 Alban...drinking proper and tasty!

  • nomadfromcincy wrote:

    January 4, 2007 - Interesting bottle of wine - caramel color with a slight green tinge. Initially, whiffs of peach and lemon. The palate is full-bodied and sweet, with notes of honey and of light oakiness. The finish has a metallic sour note which detracts despite the length.

  • jeff nowak wrote:

    August 7, 2004 - no mistaking this for a domestic. heavier mid palate and oak. i have had this wine several times before, and enjoyed it. but after the chaves, it was "get out of my life."

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)

    (Alban Roussanne Edna Valley Estate Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type White
  • Producer Alban Vineyards
  • Varietal Roussanne
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

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  • In Cellars 10 (36%)
  • Consumed 18 (64%)

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