2012 Alban "Patrina" Edna Valley Syrah

SKU #1194260 94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark One of the best entry-level wines out there is John's 2012 Syrah Patrina, and it competes with many top cuvées. All Syrah in 2012 and showing the house style perfectly, it has a saturated inky color to go with a forward, sexy, meaty and full-bodied array of creme de cassis, licorice, chocolate and licorice. Showing how good 2012 was for this estate, it's a rock-star wine to enjoy while you wait for his 2010s and 2011s to come around. (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2015)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Glass-staining ruby. Cherry-cola, blueberry, Indian spices and violet on the highly perfumed nose. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering juicy black and blue fruit flavors and sexy floral pastille and spicecake flourishes. Shows very good energy on the clinging, spice-driven finish, which shows sneaky tannins. (JR) Inner quote mark (9/2015)

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By: Michael Jordan | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/19/2015 | Send Email
The King of California Syrah? Many people think so. Alban Vineyards is one of the finest Central Coast Syrah producers. This is not a wine for the faint of heart. Powerful but textured with layers of flavors that show the nuance of what the Syrah grape can give you. Drink within 5-7 years.

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