Red

2007 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 99

  • rogerr Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 18, 2020 - In a good drinking window but still can improve with age. Agree with recent other notes.

  • mclanew wrote: 93 points

    September 18, 2020 - Slow oxed for two hours. Terrific nose of black fruit, roasted meats and spice. The palate is no holds barred concentrated and full bodied with layers of rich black fruit, iron, tar and licorice. The wine has held up exceptionally well and shows little sign of aging after thirteen years. At the same time it feels a little heavy and there is a strong oak signature which is not surprising given it got 44 months of new oak barrels when it was made. I suspect this will improve further with age allowing more time for the oak to integrate a bit more in which case I could see my score improving further.

  • bhrubin Likes this wine: 98 points

    September 9, 2020 - Wow, this has developed beautifully and has hit its stride for sure. Lots of ripe dark fruit, black licorice, and a hearty minerality combine with nice acidity and complexity for a spectacular wine. Paired wonderfully with perfeclt cooked filets.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SteelerFan wrote: 92 points

    August 9, 2020 - Still very big and rich with deep Syrah profile. Walks the line on being a bit heavy but generally does not cross over. Terrific with grilled steak.

  • bablues wrote: 98 points

    June 16, 2020 - First time tasting the 2007 and this is just as incredible, if not better than the other vintages that I have tasted. Similar notes as others have listed consist of blue and black fruit, pepper, and some baking spices. One note that I didn't see listed was the vanilla extract i am getting on the nose, which normally I wouldn't like if it comes with over-oak, but this is very subtle and I find it quite pleasing to go along with the beautiful fruit. This is so delicious and the balance between fruit, acidity and tannins that leads to an impeccable finish is truly striking. The best Reva I have had so far

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  • By Gary Walsh
    3/17/2013 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Alban Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Reva
  • Vineyard Alban Estate Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,139 (54%)
  • Consumed 954 (45%)

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