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    L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2008
    Other Red Blends - Central Coast, California

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    • JS94
    • ST94
    Price: $85.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar, 94 James Suckling

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105390

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Purple/ black, with like aromas of cedar box, wild blackberries, black cherry, and fresh, raw, beef. Anise and cola flavors ride the big attack, resolving themselves in tight flavors of blueberries and acacia in the enormous middle palate, finishing long with orange rind, spice and everything.

    50% Syrah, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The finest 2008 I tasted is the 2008 Estate Cuvee, a blend of 50% Syrah, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 14% Petit Verdot. Mocha, fudge, blackberry, graphite, cassis, and smoky barbecue scents jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2008. Full-bodied, rich, textured, and layered, this terrific effort is surprisingly soft and accessible. Drink it over the next decade.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Inky purple. Cassis, blueberry and smoky Indian spices on the expansive, heady nose, with a sexy floral quality that gains strength with air. Deep, sappy and palate-coating dark fruit compote flavors show unlikely energy and become spicier with air. Strikingly expressive, potent and compellingly fragrant wine that finishes with remarkable clarity and sweet persistence. This was raised in 100% new French oak, but I'd never have guessed it.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This is rich and very long with a solid core of fruit that starts off sort of linear but opens and gives it all. Full and velvety textured with ripe tannins and violet, berry, and spice with hints flowers. Long and racy. Classy. 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. Why wait?

    94 Points
    James Suckling
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    flosseye (3/28/2014)
    Very nice, well rounded, easy to drink. I'm interested in getting more....
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