2005 L'Aventure Optimus
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
The 2005 Optimus a combination of 51% Syrah 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot is a dense ruby/purple-colored effort displaying sweet black currant fruit intermixed with notions of smoky oak licorice and flowers... The 2005 Optimus a combination of 51% Syrah 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot is a dense ruby/purple-colored effort displaying sweet black currant fruit intermixed with notions of smoky oak licorice and flowers. Broodingly backward although not unapproachable it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and should keep for 10-12 years. Tel. (805) 227-1588; Fax (805) 227-6988
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2007
45 a blend of 51 syrah 44 cabernet sauvignon and 5 petit verdot Dark purple. Dark cherry and licorice on the nose with subtle spice and underbrush qualities adding interest. Lush creamy dark berry flavors possess display... 45 a blend of 51 syrah 44 cabernet sauvignon and 5 petit verdot Dark purple. Dark cherry and licorice on the nose with subtle spice and underbrush qualities adding interest. Lush creamy dark berry flavors possess display impressive weight but also good energy and focus with slow-mounting tannins adding shape. Finishes with impressive sweet persistence and a gentle tannic bite. Owner/winemaker Stephan Asseo likes the touch of austerity that petit verdot adds to the blend. 90 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2005