"The entry level 2011 Syrah Patrina is a beautiful effort that’s a great intro into the style of wines made by John. Its inky purple color is followed by almost cool climate-like aromas and flavors of black cherries, white pepper, bacon and hints of game. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and silky Syrah that really shows the cooler nature of the vintage. It should drink nicely for at least 3-5 years, probably longer... This is another incredible lineup by Rhone superstar John Alban. For the life of me, I can’t understand why no one else in the Edna Valley tries to make wine anywhere close to this level of quality."
93 Points Robert Parker