L'Aventure Optimus Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2010

$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.  92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:  (55% syrah, 27% cabernet sauvignon and 18% petit verdot; 15.8% alcohol): Inky purple. Ripe dark berry and cherry aromas are complicated by musky underbrush and anise. Round, juicy blackberry and cassis flavors stain the palate, with juicy acidity providing verve. Becomes spicier and more vibrant on the gently tannic finish, with the dark berry and anise notes repeating."The 2010 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

Michael Kvasnicka Delectable Pro

2010 vintage. That's nice. Meaty.

2010 vintage. That's nice. Meaty.

9.3

Elizabeth Vianna Delectable Pro

Winemaker Chimney Rock Winery

Beautiful, beautiful wine.

Beautiful, beautiful wine.

10

Paul Weil Delectable Pro

Earthy thick tannic structure, smooth and full of rich coffee and chocolate cherries.

Earthy thick tannic structure, smooth and full of rich coffee and chocolate cherries.

9.5

Michael Adelman

Dense inky purple in color... Earth and cocoa with bold red fruit. Tannins are extremely soft. Still a baby!!! Made up for the night!!

Dense inky purple in color... Earth and cocoa with bold red fruit. Tannins are extremely soft. Still a baby!!! Made up for the night!!

9.3

Chris Nowakowski

Maybe too much age for my liking, or perhaps I didn't let it open up enough ...wish I had more 2010 so I could figure it out

Maybe too much age for my liking, or perhaps I didn't let it open up enough ...wish I had more 2010 so I could figure it out

8.8

Dave Gorton

Almost jet black with very dark fruit. Jammy. Great blend from Paso Robles.

Almost jet black with very dark fruit. Jammy. Great blend from Paso Robles.

9.8

Peter Heidt

As good as a bad year for Cain 5... Great value....

As good as a bad year for Cain 5... Great value....

9.7

Zach Behrens

Good, but too many tannins for me.

Good, but too many tannins for me.

7.0

Ben Estes

Still fantastic the 2nd time around. I think we need to join L'Aventure's wine club!

Still fantastic the 2nd time around. I think we need to join L'Aventure's wine club!

9.7

Andrew Kitz

Jeez....subtle and complex it is not. And at 15.8% I'm about to be lit.

Jeez....subtle and complex it is not. And at 15.8% I'm about to be lit.

8.2

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