2017 L'Aventure 'Estate Cuvee' Red Blend Paso Robles

$114.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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French winemaker Stephen Asseo brings the magic once again with this polished example of Paso Robles perfection. 49% Syrah with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Petit Verdot build a rocking, explosive red with a brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis and violets. The full-bodied palate delivers endless depths of spicy, floral-laced freshness and a long, dense finish. It’ll be hard not to open in the moment it arrives, but patience is a virtue and this promises to reach even greater heights with a little time in the bottle.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Paso Robles
Sub-Appellation:
Willow Creek District
Total Varietal Composition %:
49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.7%
SKU #:
1046218
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD98

Jeb Dunnuck

The flagship 2017 Estate Cuvée (49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Petit Verdot) spent 15 months in 90% new French oak, and I certainly blew the barrel review on this wine. It offers a brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, chocolate, and a rocking sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and seamless on the palate, it's about as polished and sexy as they come in the vintage.

WA96

Wine Advocate

A blend of 49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Estate Cuvée has a very deep purple-black color and explosive nose of black cherry and boysenberry preserves, crème de cassis, cedar, violet, burnt orange peel, baker’s chocolate, thyme, grilled meats, loamy earth and Indian spices. The silky, full-bodied palate is expansive, spicy and floral laced, with a firm but incredibly pixelated frame and great freshness on the long, dense finish. This merits another 3-5 years in bottle at least.

VN95

Vinous

Expansive smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, vanilla and incense are complemented by hints of licorice and potpourri. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering penetrating blackberry, bitter cherry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors that become sweeter and deeper with air. Polished, harmonious tannins give shape and grip to an extremely long finish driven by sexy floral and spice notes.