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2003 L'Aventure Optimus (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: L'Aventure Winery aventurewine.com   details
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah - Petit Verdot - Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$28.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 10, 2006 , John King
"removed via inventory"
tasted: December 26, 2007 , Kevin Ham
"Given as a prize on blind tasting night (Mike won)."
tasted: November 15, 2007 , from a member
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: spicy; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: rich; Enjoyed when had at a tasting. Bought a couple of bottles as gifts, and kept one for ourselves. A little disappointed with what first tasted, last year. Will try another vintage in the future. But, it will need to be outstanding in order to purchase."
tasted: October 13, 2010 , Paula Woods
94 points
tasted: October 7, 2009 , michaelzeni
4.5 stars
tasted: May 19, 2012 , Sobrino
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: discreet; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Overall: rich; " Best 2012-
rated: December 31, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
88 points "Firm tannins dominate the texture and give this young wine an austere edge, with only glimpses of wild berry, currant and spice. On the finish the tannins return to center stage. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2009. 2,000 cases made. (JL)" Best 2006-2009
rated: March 10, 2006 , from a member
90 points Best 2006-2012
rated: August 30, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "The 2003 Optimus Estate, a blend of 64% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot, exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as complex aromas of blueberries, graphite, sweet cherries, spice box, and earth. Full-bodied, rich, and Bordeaux-like, with even greater texture and opulence in addition to moderately high tannin, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and should last for 15. This is a brilliant wine from a Frenchman who has captured the magic of Paso Robles. " Best 2008-2021
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