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2012 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: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$85.00
Alcohol %: 15.8
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rated (2009 vintage, 750ml bottle) : 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
tasted (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 19, 2011 , Rodney Kelley
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Aromas: dried fruit; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: elegant; This wine fly in the face that Paso only produces great Rhone style wines. This is a superb wine for any region, with an hour of decanting we all truly enjoy a well crafted bottle that enhanced the entire meal"
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 1, 2007 , paul
94 points "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses an opaque inky/purple color, and a gorgeous nose of graphite, creme de cassis, cedar, and new oak. When I smelled and tasted this majestic wine, it reminded me of the 2006 Mouton Rothschild. As strange as that might sound, there is more to that comparison than one might suspect. This rich, intense effort displays Cabernet Sauvignon’s potential when planted on the west side of Paso Robles. This gorgeous Cabernet can compete with the finest Napa Valley cult wines, but it requires 3-4 years of cellaring. It should keep for 2-3 decades. Bravo! " Best 2010-2037
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