Despite being poured in the wrong order at the restaurant, it really is fairly decent wine, as usual. It’s just not a style of SY I typically am attracted to. Pretty up-front fresh, crazy young, simple acids, cloying nose, finish goes on and on. Hype & Ripe. The more of this wine I drink, the stupider it gets. It really just is a fat mess. I have gone on record numerous times saying The Alban Has No Clothes… and again. I opened a 10-year-old 40$ Syrah last night and opened a 4-year-old 40$ Syrah tonight. The former was classical and functional and polished and worthy. The latter is shallow bomb. Sorry, John. Thank you Gray. Why you’d put a 2.25 cork in this thing is beyond me. There are a couple places in the Edna Valley AVA which CAN grow some great wines. There is a vineyard across the street from Alban which produces some of the finest wines on the Central Coast. I just can not include myself into the Alban Fan Club.
2010 ALBAN VINEYARDS Syrah Patrina Edna Valley San Luis Obispo Co. 14.5