L'Aventure Optimus Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2009

$49.99

L'Aventure is one of the hottest wineries on the up-and-coming Westside of Paso Robles wine region. A beautiful blend of Cabernet/Syrah blend, the Optimus is a big, delicious red.  90 points Robert Parker:  "The 2009 Optimus Estate flows from the glass with masses of dark fruit, tar, smoke and licorice. It boasts a highly attractive, juicy personality and tons of harmony, in a style that can be best described as a baby version of the Estate Cuvee bottling. In 2009 the blend is 50% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Petit Verdot, with a total of 80% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017."The 2009 Optimus is a blend of 55% Syrah, 27% Cab and 18% Petit Verdot that entices with a tangy cherry, chocolate and mineral-inflected bouquet. The palate is redolent of mixed berry pie, with peppery spice and a dose of saddle leather. But this isn't a total fruit bomb, there's plenty of acidity to keep it fresh, and subtle tannins.                     

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Ratings on Delectable

Dominik Breer Delectable Pro

A solid statement from the central coast. An upcoming star is rising

A solid statement from the central coast. An upcoming star is rising

8.7

JJ West Delectable Pro

Revisit might be better!

Revisit might be better!

8.5

Joseph LaPanna Delectable Pro

The BIG DOG, copious amounts of black and blue fruit, über extracted. Tobacco, fig jam, saddle leather and cigar box notes on the eternal finish. #muthaaaaafuuuuukaaaaa

The BIG DOG, copious amounts of black and blue fruit, über extracted. Tobacco, fig jam, saddle leather and cigar box notes on the eternal finish. #muthaaaaafuuuuukaaaaa

10

Pablo Garcia

Excellent Syrah/ can sav blend with some petit verdot. Meat, bacon , peppermint Thick and smooth...very good

Excellent Syrah/ can sav blend with some petit verdot. Meat, bacon , peppermint Thick and smooth...very good

9.3

Coby Parker-Garcia Delectable Pro

Big inky wine with intense flavors

Big inky wine with intense flavors

Megan Bauer

I found this bottle at a local wine store and was so excited to drink it. Excellent coloring, hasn't even begun to reach its aging potential. Good fruit and tannin structure, but showing signs of maturity. I need to buy another one!

I found this bottle at a local wine store and was so excited to drink it. Excellent coloring, hasn't even begun to reach its aging potential. Good fruit and tannin structure, but showing signs of maturity. I need to buy another one!

9.5

Tommy Herbst

Excellent

Excellent

10

Xavier Stevens

2009 L'Aventure Optimus

2009 L'Aventure Optimus

9.7

Mako Sawaguchi

A good friend recommended this application to me. Let's see if it works!

A good friend recommended this application to me. Let's see if it works!

8.7

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