2011 L'Aventure - Cote a Cote 750ml

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IWC 93   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(40% syrah, 38% mourvedre and 22% grenache): Inky ruby. Heady aromas of black raspberry, blueberry and incense, with a hint of pipe tobacco in the background. Sappy, rich and seamless in texture, offering intense dark berry compote, licorice and black olive flavors that become spicier with air. Closes on a smoky note, with excellent clarity and breadth and silky, fully absorbed tannins.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 171

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: JamesF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/04/2015

Average rating: 95, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

69 bottles owned by 22 collectors.

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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."

Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend


"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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