2000 Alban Vineyards Seymour's Vineyard Syrah - 750ml

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2000 Alban Vineyards Seymour's Vineyard Syrah - 96 pts

Alban Vineyards is a California estate with a global reputation for its powerful Rhône-influenced blends and varietal wines, which are all sold on allocation, with a lengthy waiting list.

The company is located in the Edna Valley in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County. In total, Alban has 27 hectares (66 acres) under vine mostly located around the winery. This land has a range of different soil types and mesoclimates, making site selection vital. Alban produces around 6000 cases of wine per year, and has also sold grapes to many other producers of note, including Sine Qua Non.


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2000
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Alban Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 96 RP - 2000 Alban Vineyards Seymour's Vineyard Syrah - 96 pts The luxury cuvee of 2000 Syrah Seymour’s Vineyard (named after John Alban’s father) is a Syrah on steroids. A bottle left open for two weeks revealed no signs of oxidation. Amazing! The inky/blue/purple color is followed by a wine reminiscent of dry vintage port. Notes of scorched earth, blackberry liqueur, and asphalt are presented in an unctuous, thick, chewy style with marvelous extract and multiple dimensions. This is a tour de force in winemaking, and certainly any Rhone Ranger aficionado should be beating a path to Alban Vineyards to get a bottle or two of this elixir. The wines of John and Lorraine Alban are about as spectacular as one can find anywhere in the world. Alban is committed to aging his big Syrahs longer in barrel, believing it will concentrate the wines and add additional complexity. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2000
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Alban Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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