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2009 L'Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: L'Aventure Winery   details
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$64.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: October 22, 2011 , Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 points ""The 2009 Estate Cuvee is a dark, seamless red. Layers of black fruit, roasted coffee beans and licorice wrap around the palate in this textured, explosive wine. The Estate Cuvee possesses dazzling aromatics and plenty of nuance, even if it is a touch reserved today. All of the elements build convincingly towards the substantial finish. In 2009 the blend is 42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot aged in 100% new French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. Stephan Asseo is one of the most intriguing characters in the Paso Robles scene. A native of Pomerol, Asseo was attracted to Paso for its soil, microclimate and, most importantly of all, an opportunity to pursue the American dream with none of the constraints imposed by French regulations. Not surprisingly, Asseo’s wines show a clear connection to Bordeaux in the use of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, which are not widely planted in Paso. Most importantly, though, Asseo is one of the few producers in the area who is obsessed with the way his wines age, and in this respect a little Old World perspective can only be a good thing for a region just starting to write the first chapters of its present day history. The 2009s at L’Aventure were picked starting in September 3, on the early side for this property. The wines show plenty of radiant fruit and silky, textured personalities that are the result of a year with even, strong heat but no temperature spikes. Asseo describes the vintage as ‘very California.’ The reds were all aged in French oak and were bottled without fining or filtration just prior to my early June visit. The handful of 2010s I tasted from barrel also showed great promise. All of the L’Aventure wines are now made exclusively from estate-owned fruit and the property is in the process of being converted to biodynamic farming." " Best 2014-2022
rated: July 7, 2012 , CellarTracker
92 points Best 2013-2018
rated: July 7, 2012 , Jeb Dunnuck
95 points "2009 L'Aventure Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) $80 A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petite Verdot that’s aged 14 months in 100% new French oak, the 2009 L'Aventure Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is one serious Cabernet that sports classic, yet powerful aromas of crème de cassis, sweet tobacco, coffee, earth, and mineral aromas on the nose. Full-bodied, impeccably balanced, and incredibly structured and savory, this gorgeous wine should age effortlessly for 15 to 20 years. (95+ pts.)" Best 2015-2025
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