2009 L'Aventure - Estate Cuvee 750ml

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2009 L'Aventure - Estate Cuvee
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

(42% each of syrah and cabernet sauvignon, plus 16% petit verdot): Glass-staining purple. Powerful, pungent cassis, blueberry and incense aromas, along with a sexy note of Asian spices. Huge, deeply concentrated dark fruit preserve flavors show superb intensity and zero rough edges. Spicy notes build on the strikingly powerful, sweet finish, which features notes of candied rose and star anise. By all means let this age for at least another five years.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 159

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Wine Advocate | 94+

The 2009 Estate Cuvee is a dark, seamless red. Layers of black fruit, roasted coffee beans and licorice wrap around the palate in this textured, explosive wine. The Estate Cuvee possesses dazzling aromatics and plenty of nuance, even if it is a touch reserved today. All of the elements build convincingly towards the substantial finish. In 2009 the blend is 42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot aged in 100% new French oak barrels.

Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 196

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Score: 94
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/08/2013
Score: 96
Author: Noel H
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/16/2013
Score: 92
Author: MU-AL
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/12/2013
Score: 94
Author: johnmhoward
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/26/2011
Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Score:
Author: Sandrew
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 10/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2012-2022
More Vintages and Sizes of L'Aventure - Estate Cuvee:

2011 (750ml)
2010 (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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