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2002 L'Aventure Optimus (750ml)
Producer: L'Aventure Winery aventurewine.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah - Petit Verdot - Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$40.00
Availability:
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aventurewine.com: US$50.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: March 17, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Still young and oaky with vanilla aromas on the nose. On the palate, very smooth with berry fruit notes. Well balanced finish. A food friendly wine."
rated: July 15, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "The dense ruby/purple-colored 2002 Optimus Estate, an innovative blend of 50% Syrah, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Zinfandel, offers a complex bouquet of briery fruit interwoven with cherries, creme de cassis, licorice, truffles, and smoke. Ripe, with crisp acidity, medium to full body, abundant concentration, and a savory, round mouthfeel, this lovely red should drink well for a decade. " Best 2005-2015