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2005 L'Aventure Côte à Côte

  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 93521-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($75; 34% grenache, 33% syrah and 33% mourvedre) Inky violet. Powerful, syrah-dominated bouquet offers cassis, bitter cherry, flowers and cracked pepper. Firm dark fruit flavors open to reveal sweet blackberry and plum, with slow-mounting spiciness. Wound up tight right now but there's clearly excellent material here. Finishes with a palate-staining cherry pit quality and superb persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Rich, intense, powerful and concentrated, with dense blueberry, tar, loamy earth and spice, with a solid wall of tannins. Needs air and time. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2011
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The sensational 2005 Cote a Cote Proprietary Red (a 670-case blend of equal parts Mourvedre, Grenache, and Syrah) boasts an inky/ruby/purple hue in addition to a big, sweet bouquet of roasted meats, tar, camphor, creme de cassis, and smoke. The wine is rich, full-bodied, layered, and exceptionally well-balanced and intense. It should drink beautifully for 10-12+ years.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2020
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Vinocholic
  • Self | Rating: 90

    quite CA cab like. a bit too much alcohol taste
    Author: Seaway J
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Very forward and aromatic on the nose. Dark red color, very fruity with excellent texture. Great balance. Chewy with long finish.
    Author: Michael C
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."

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 104 bottles owned
  • 42 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 42 collectors)