2009 L'Aventure - Cote a Cote 750ml

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2009 L'Aventure - Cote a Cote
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International Wine Cellar | 92

(42% grenache, 33% syrah and 25% mourvedre, raised in 50% new oak): Vivid ruby. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, incense and star anise, with a hint of vanilla. Bright and energetic, with excellent clarity to its sweet berry and cherry-cola flavors. A suave floral nuance gains strength with air and carries through the very long, spicy, seamless finish.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 159

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Wine Advocate | 95

Also a forward, sexy effort, the 2009 Cote a Cote is 42% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre that spent time in 50% new French oak. Loaded with sweet creme de cassis, black raspberry, licorice, chocolate, violets and hints of crushed rock, it is full-bodied, seamless and ultra-polished, with no hard edges and terrific length. There's no harm in drinking this now, yet I suspect it will evolve easily through 2020.

Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 213

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Wine Spectator | 89

Offers rustic, gritty tannins and a mix of earth, iron and dried berry flavors that are fresh and lively, with a touch of black licorice and blackberry. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. 807 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2012-2018
Author: James Laube


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Score:
Author: Sandrew
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 10/27/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2021
More Vintages and Sizes of L'Aventure - Cote a Cote:

2005 (750ml)

About This Producer


Stephan Asseo's adventure began in 1982 with a winemaking education from L'Ecole Oenologique de Macon in Bugundy and the subsequent establishment of a small empire in Bordeaux, including Chateau Fleur Cardinal. With a true desire to be more innovative than the French AOC law would allow, Asseo gained a reputation as a maverick vigneron and set out a world wide quest for great terroir.

After searching for over a year, the St. Emilion native fell in love with the unique terroir of Paso Robles and built L'Aventure Winery to pursue his ideals as a winemaker. L'Aventure's flagship Estate Cuvee (a blend of Cabernet and Syrah) has incredible track record 94-98 point scores each vintage since 2002. Robert Parker has reported that Asseo "continues to go from strength to strength, producing a fabulous portfolio of wines that makes L'Aventure one of the bright, shining reference points for the region. This is one of the California Central Coast superstars, and the wines are worth every cent."

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