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L'Aventure Winery Optimus Estate 2018 Wine Review

L'Aventure Winery Optimus Estate 2018

L'Aventure Winery Optimus Estate 2018

Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $85.00

Drink: 2022-2027

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15.6%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: L'Aventure Winery

Agent: Halpern Enterprises

Natalie's Score: 94/100

The L’Aventure Optimus 2018 is a rich and robust red wine blend of mostly Syrah, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that’s aged for over a year in 70% new French oak barrels. It features dark florals, ripe red berries, and toasty oak. It’s luscious and full-bodied, with some lingering notes of dark pepper on the finish. I’d pair this with a pepper steak or Porterhouse, grilled beef sliders or slow braised lamb shanks with coriander, fennel and star anise. This would make for a spectacular gift.

This L'Aventure Winery Optimus Estate 2018 was reviewed on December 17, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Lovely blend, made from 56% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and12% Petit Verdot. Aromas of currant, cherry, and dark plums with notes of mocha, eucalyptus and warm spicy hints. Full bodied, bright on the palate with grippy tannins, lots of dark, juicy ripe fruit, and notes of black pepper. Enjoy with rustic lentil or mushroom dishes, or a rich prime rib.

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