Domestic Rhône & Petite Sirah

Alban Vineyards Reva Estate Syrah 2008

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: Jeb Dunnuck 96

Year: 2008

1 in stock

Showing superbly from bottle and the most seamless, elegant Reva I’ve tasted, the 2008 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard was the only Syrah producer in ’08, and as such, got the grapes that would have normally gone into the Seymour’s and Lorraine bottlings. It offers up a singular bouquet of smoked black fruits, iron, beef blood, tobacco, and hints of lavender that flows to a full-bodied, rich, and supremely graceful and finesse driven palate. Aged for close to four years in 80% new French oak, it does not show a trace of oak and has stunning purity of fruit, integrated acidity, and a light, gorgeously textured mouth feel that has building richness and depth. Already approachable and a joy to drink (give it an hour in the decanter), it will be relatively early maturing, but I suspect, will also age gracefully for 10-15 years given its balance and overall harmony.

Jeb Dunnuck




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