2001 Alban "Pandora" Edna Valley Rhône Blend

SKU #1007482 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2001 Pandora (60% Grenache and 40% Syrah) reveals minerality, kirsch liqueur, and the red as well as black fruit spectrum in a beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, open-knit style. Already revealing evolved notes of balsam wood, spice box, licorice, and garrigue, this beautiful 2001 can be enjoyed over the next decade. (RP)  (8/2004)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A dark, rich, potent young wine, with packed exotic wild berry, blackberry, leather, beef and white pepper, with a touch of tar and spice, finishing with a wave of flavor accented by a melted chocolate aftertaste. Grenache and Syrah.  (2/2004)

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Rhone Blends

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United States

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