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2006 Alban - Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley - Red

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Edna Valley

Red Grenache
Producer Notes

Alban Vineyards is a California wine estate producing various Rhone style blends and varietal wine. The winery is located in Edna Valley, near Arroyo Grande in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County.

Starting in 1985, John Alban planted grapes for other people until he bought an estate in 1989. With a focus on creating wines made from Rhone Valley varieties, Alban became one of... More »

Score
95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2025 VF: 2008-2016
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2 for sale
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Author jjstrand
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.182%
Tasted On 12/29/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2025
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Author WinePimpstress
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/10/2010
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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 09/24/2009

Dense, dark lustrous purple. Amazing, intensely aromatic nose. Sweet, almost sugary fruit; kirsch, blackcurrant, liquorice and a little spice from the oak. Rich, velvety full body, good acidity and smooth sweet tannins. Overwhelming sweet fruits on the palate, long and lingering cassis with spicy pepper and rich leathery chocolate on the very long finish. It's excellent, but I'm not sure I could drink much of it.

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