2018 Alban Vineyards Roussanne Estate


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2023 (Edit)
CT93.8 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • WineDoctors wrote: 92 points

    April 29, 2022 - A little flabby, but lower on the ABV than most of this maker's efforts. A nice quaff.

  • RhoneWho wrote: 98 points

    December 1, 2021 - 2018 Alban Roussanne - Whoa! Big yet wonderful. Lovely sexy and perfumery nose interlaced with rich summer ripened nectar and poached pear frangipane tart mixed brioche notes, ultra fine dancing tannin structure with good lingering lemony (riesling-like) finish! The oak barrel is impressively, beautifully well integrated into the aromatics. Yes, I found myself kept swiveling the glassware to indulge into beguiling aromatics!
    (Add new note: remind me tasting older vintages of Aubert Ritchie Chard with the tangerine / cliementine notes … so complex and layers)

    This wine is tasted side by side with top 2019 CDP blancs (Vaudieu and Beaucastel). What a great QPR to Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes Roussanne!

    Scoring Range: 96-98; 97++ the wine will definitely improve with a couple years

  • ogres3 Likes this wine:

    October 25, 2021 - Seemed to be a little sweet and not what was expected. So not giving a score.

  • Arch57 Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 20, 2021 - Agree with Marky Deckers note on this wine.

  • markydecker Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 25, 2020 - Maybe the best version of this wine over my 20 years on the Alban mailing list. This one has the usual big upfront fruit in the form of peach, apricot and a hint of pineapple, but has a really nice acidic backbone and nice mineral nuance to balance everything out. Drink or hold. Delicious and decadent, full bodied white wine that is a real treat. Thanks John Alban!

    2 people found this helpful Comment

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    The 2018s from Santa Barbara County, 8/4/2020 (link)

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    Central Coast: The 2017s and 2018s, 10/31/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Alban Vineyards
  • Varietal Roussanne
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 102 (69%)
  • Consumed 45 (30%)

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