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    L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2010
    Other Red Blends - Central Coast, California


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 94 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118143

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This is one of the more "classic" versions of the iconic Cab/ Syrah blend. While generously juicy, in the spirit of the vintage, it captures the essence of the blend, with exuberant Syrah notes brought to heel by an almost austere Cabernet. The attack is grand, with cassis and cola, licorice and graphite, ending in a gripping, long, deep, complex finish. As usual, there are so many complexities and layers of flavor in this wine, that you really need to lay down a few cases and watch it develop over the years. This is definitely the "creme de la creme" from the 2010 range.

    Blend: 42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot

    Critical Acclaim:

    L'Aventure's flagship 2010 Estate Cuvee is strikingly beautiful. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, graphite and grilled herbs fleshes out in this deep, marvelously pliant wine. The 2010 impresses for its freshness, depth and fine overall balance, but the bouquet alone is compelling. Varietal Cabernet notes linger in the empty glass. This is a great showing. The Estate Cuvee is 42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot. I also tasted the Estate Cuvee back to 2002, and found in the best vintages the wine ages quite well. My favorites years are 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, but the overall takeaway was really an impression that L'Aventure's flagship is becoming more refined in its overall personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

    95 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Dark purple. Explosively perfumed bouquet of cherry-cola, dark berries, pipe tobacco and potpourri. Spicy, deep blackberry, cassis and violet pastille flavors are complicated by suave vanilla and allspice nuances. Gains weight with but maintains clarity on the impressively long, juicy, subtly tannic finish, leaving behind a sexy floral quality.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Dark, rich and layered, with black licorice, plum and blackberry flavors that are tight and focused, ending with a long, persistent finish. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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