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L'Aventure Optimus 2015 Wine Review

L'Aventure Optimus 2015

L'Aventure Optimus 2015

Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $81.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15.1%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: L'Aventure

Agent: Halpern Enterprises

Natalie's Score: 88/100

From Willow Creek District, L'Aventure Optimus 2015 is a rich and robust red wine blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot aged for over a year in 70% new French oak barrel. Deep purple in the glass with earthy florals, ripe red berry and blueberry on the nose. So delish on the palate with ripe, lush red and dark berry fruit, dark chocolate flavours finishing with lingering cake spice and cracked pepper on the palate. Pair with a Porterhouse steak.

Food pairings: cheese pizza, filet mignon, grilled beef sliders.

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This L'Aventure Optimus 2015 was reviewed on March 14, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Optimus 2015 is a robust Californian red blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance in Petit Verdot from Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, California and coming in at a whopping 16% abv. Deep ruby in the glass, spicy, smoky with ripe dark berries aromas, the wine is full-bodied, robust with ripe dark berries, spice and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and velvety. Enjoy now or hold for three years in cellar. Pair with a game roast. - Community Wine Reviews

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