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2016 Alban Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Reva"

Alban 2016 Reva Syrah

Winery: Alban

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reva"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 97% Syrah & 3% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Edna Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $98

Cases produced: 900

KWG Score: 98.3 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94.5)

Review date: March 21, 2021

Wine Review: This pitch-black colored Syrah from Alban opens with a black licorice, black olive and espresso bouquet with a hint of hyacinth. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium acidity. We also found it to be well-balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a Sambuca, red plum and salumi blend with notes of boysenberry. We also detected hints of fig, dark chocolate and green olive mixed in. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. The Panel would suggest laying this down in cellar for a few more years. It you can't wait, pair it with a prime rib or a Waygu burger. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Reva is 97-100% Syrah with the balance Viognier. They are from neutral sandy soils and portions of ranch that are chalky and quite alkaline. This combination makes for a wine with dark color, concentrated flavors of black fruits, fennel, and graphite. Perhaps the most distinguishing note of Reva is a unique iodine and oyster shell aromatic that is unlike anything in our other Syrahs. The wine is aged 3.5 years in barrels before bottling unfined and unfiltered.

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