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L’Aventure Optimus, Rhone Blend 2018


Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, California

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Jeb Dunnuck – 94 points
SA normal blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah, and 10% Syrah, the 2018 Optimus reveals a deep purple color as well as beautiful notes of crème de cassis, black licorice, tobacco, chocolate, and a rocky, earthy minerality. It’s rich and medium to full-bodied, with beautiful purity and silky tannins. This is a terrific introduction into the wines of l’Aventure and will drink well for over a decade.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 92 points
A blend of 56% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot aged in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Optimus is the 20th edition of the cuvée and contains a touch less Petit Verdot than usual. It has a deep ruby-purple color and opens perfumed with crushed red and black cherries, dried violet, salumi and bay leaves with bright touches of blood orange peel. The medium to full-bodied palate is layered and surprisingly light on its feet, with a finely defined tannic grain and good freshness, finishing long.


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Weight 3 lbs