2004 Alban "Pandora" Edna Valley Rhône Blend (corroded capsule)

SKU #1257935 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2004 Pandora (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah), is deeper in color and completely opaque. Slightly more voluptuous and rich, with the Syrah giving some heft to the mid-palate, it offers up layers of black raspberry, black currants, cured meats, iodine and crushed rock-like minerality on the nose. This flows to a full-bodied, beautifully textured and seamless wine that has no hard edges, thrilling richness and a blockbuster finish. Gaining a tad more richness with time in the glass, it still has only hints of maturity and has a long life ahead of it. Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming decade (or more). (JD)  (4/2014)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Lots of grapey red cherry, raspberry and huckleberry fruit that's intense and vibrant, with firm acidity and tannins, which are beautifully integrated. Finishes with a tight beam of fruit. Grenache and Syrah.  (12/2006)

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