L'Aventure Optimus Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2016

$55.99

94 points Parker                                 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.  94 points Robert Parker:  "A barrel sample of already blended 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Optimus has an earthy, broody nose of black soil, underbrush and tar with suggestions of black currants, anise and cloves. Full-bodied, rich and earthy, it offers up densely packed flavors and a very firm backbone with great promise!" The Optimus is a blend of 53% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% 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

Caragh Stichter

50% Syrah, 30% Cab, 20% Petit Verdot

50% Syrah, 30% Cab, 20% Petit Verdot

9.2

Sherwin Taghdiri

A deep fragrance of jam, spice and earthiness. Rich flavors of jamminess, spice, leather and earth. Not the smoothest finish with a lingering of spice and pepper.

A deep fragrance of jam, spice and earthiness. Rich flavors of jamminess, spice, leather and earth. Not the smoothest finish with a lingering of spice and pepper.

8.8

Marshall Todd Herron DPM

Stephanvineyards L’Aventure 2016 Optimus Estate. This fabulous wine is a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Petit Verdot. WOW!!! This amazing adventure starts off with a Blackberry, Wild Cherry and Pomegranate explosion. The oak in the middle is sandwiched by layers of hazelnut, chocolate, and spice. Then there is Pomegranate everywhere. The finale captivates you with a dry smoky fish leaving you thirsty for more. - Dr Todd and Herronfamilywines

Stephanvineyards L’Aventure 2016 Optimus Estate. This fabulous wine is a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Petit Verdot. WOW!!! This amazing adventure starts off with a Blackberry, Wild Cherry and Pomegranate explosion. The oak in the middle is sandwiched by layers of hazelnut, chocolate, and spice. Then there is Pomegranate everywhere. The finale captivates you with a dry smoky fish leaving you thirsty for more. - Dr Todd and Herronfamilywines

10

Austin Tabbone

Zesty pepper, black olive, and dark fruit attack the palate with a mountain of plush but massive tannins.

Zesty pepper, black olive, and dark fruit attack the palate with a mountain of plush but massive tannins.

9.2

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