Alban Patrina Syrah 2012
John Alban’s Estate Syrah sourced from different parcels of his vineyard at the southern end of the Edna Valley. An outstanding example of Northern Rhone style Syrah with the benefit of California sunshine. Smell & taste sweet blueberries, anise, lavender, black tea, fig paste, bittersweet chocolate. Kick of acidity on the mid-palate. Needs a long decant or cellar time (2018?). Makes us want leg of lamb.