Alban Summer Release

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Alban Summer Release

#1 Post by Michael Fess » July 19th, 2019, 1:44 pm

2015 Reva-$98
2015 Pandora-$160
2017 Roussanne-$48

Anyone in? Allocations seem to be the same as last year and thankfully the prices are the same. Thinking a few of each.

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#2 Post by Gus Siokis » July 19th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Has anyone seen any press on these or overall vintage score for Paso?
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#3 Post by Gus Siokis » July 19th, 2019, 1:49 pm

I am usually in....also get an allocation of the Mourvedre.
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Re: Alban Summer Release

#4 Post by Michael Fess » July 19th, 2019, 1:55 pm

I did even see a mention of Mourvedre on my release letter. Then again this is only my 3rd offer.

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#5 Post by Gus Siokis » July 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm

I have been on the list for over 12 years......it's an interesting wine.
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Re: Alban Summer Release

#6 Post by markjchambers » July 19th, 2019, 4:46 pm

I was on the list 15 years ago, got booted off after 2008 and got back on starting with 2013 Reva. It's always mentioned in "top US syrah" lists but it doesn't seem to get as much love as Saxum or SQN. And I can't find any scores for the "15 reds. Not sure i can justify $100 a bottle.

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#7 Post by jeffruggels » July 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm

i know Jeb liked the 15s

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Re: Alban Summer Release

#8 Post by larry schaffer » July 19th, 2019, 5:34 pm

markjchambers wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 4:46 pm
I was on the list 15 years ago, got booted off after 2008 and got back on starting with 2013 Reva. It's always mentioned in "top US syrah" lists but it doesn't seem to get as much love as Saxum or SQN. And I can't find any scores for the "15 reds. Not sure i can justify $100 a bottle.
Do you like them? To me, that's how you justify it. . . [snort.gif]

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Re: Alban Summer Release

#9 Post by bscott » July 19th, 2019, 6:09 pm

Hard to pass. I'm in for...

4 Reva
3 Pandora
2 Mourvedre
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Re: Alban Summer Release

#10 Post by C. Keller » July 19th, 2019, 6:12 pm

This is concerning. I bought last summer for the first time (just 2 bottles) but haven't seen anything yet either by mail or email this summer. I really like these wines. Hell....
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Re: Alban Summer Release

#11 Post by Ken Zinns » July 19th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Michael Fess wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 1:44 pm
2015 Reva-$98
2015 Pandora-$160
2017 Roussanne-$48

Anyone in? Allocations seem to be the same as last year and thankfully the prices are the same. Thinking a few of each.
I remember when the Reva was <$20, in the mid-‘90s. Prices went over my budget within a few years, and I haven’t bought an Alban in over 15 years. Haven’t looked back, as I’ve found wines I like better at a fraction of the price. But go for it if you like and can afford the wines! [cheers.gif]
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Re: Alban Summer Release

#12 Post by Mel Hill » July 19th, 2019, 8:33 pm

I’d like to try the
Roussanne if anyone in Denver wants to share the allocation?

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Re: Alban Summer Release

#13 Post by James Cross » July 20th, 2019, 10:50 am

You can find Reva's around at retail for high $80s. The roussanne is worth the freight and will age.

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Re: Alban Summer Release

#14 Post by Jeff_M. » September 10th, 2019, 10:35 am

I got a flash offer for 2014 Lorraine this morning. In for a couple at $160. I must be way down on the list as I did not receive a summer release email. This is the second offer I've received and purchased for older an vintage this year though.
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Re: Alban Summer Release

#15 Post by larry schaffer » September 10th, 2019, 10:51 am

I think John started increasing prices after receiving a 100 point score - and at that time, one could argue that Reva was one of the best 'values' out there compared to Napa cabs that were 2X or more.

The roussannes are fantastic and well worth the tariff if you have the patience to lay them down . . .

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