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    Alban Edna Valley Grenache 2002
    Grenache - Central Coast, California

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    • RP95
    • WS94
    Price: $129.00
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    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Grenache

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.3%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120463

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2002 Grenache (15% Syrah is included in the blend), which I tasted several days after bottling, is absolutely remarkable. The problem is, there is virtually no production as the crop size was minuscule (.6 tons of fruit per acre). This wine, which is destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts in open-topped fermenters, and is both punched down and pumped over, may be the finest Grenache the Albans have yet produced. Classic aromas of raspberries, kirsch liqueur, and hints of blackberries, anise, and loamy soil soar from the glass of this dense purple-colored Grenache (one of the blackest I have ever seen). Tipping the scales at 15.3% alcohol, this monumental Grenache is a tribute to just how great this varietal can be in Edna Valley.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Superrich and concentrated, with a wealth of flavor, stretching out from espresso, huskleberry, currant, leather and beef carpaccio, accented by hints of vanilla, sage and dusty berry, ending with a long, intense, fully tannic aftertaste, but in the end it's the fruit that surges to the forefront.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator
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