2004 L'Aventure - Optimus 750ml

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles/ Red / Proprietary Blend   |     Watch

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 89
Author: PurpleTeeth
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/30/2012
Drink Dates: 2009-2017
Drank very much like a Chilean meritage. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were dominant, dark and had a rather "roasted" character, while the Syrah took a back seat. This is a rather big wine, but is lively in the mouth due to ample acidity. Well made.

Rating:
Author: David W294
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/02/2010
Drink Dates:
Bottle was lightly corked.

Rating: 89
Author: WineJunkie
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/16/2009

Rating: 92
Author: Bottled Up
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/17/2008
Super extracted and still very tannic. Has a unique toasted bread aroma. On the palate it's very tart.

Rating:
Author: Jenn
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/29/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2015

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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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