L'Aventure (Stephan Vineyards) Estate Cuvée Paso Robles 2017

Other Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
JD 98
WA 96
V 95
15.6% ABV
Item # 335066

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$104.95
750ml
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98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The flagship 2017 Estate Cuvée (49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Petit Verdot) spent 15 months in 90% new French oak, and I certainly blew the barrel review on this wine. It offers a brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, chocolate, and a rocking sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and seamless on the palate, it's about as polished and sexy as they come in the vintage. Drink: 2021-2036. (10/31/19)"

96 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Estate Cuvée has a very deep purple-black color and explosive nose of black cherry and boysenberry preserves, crème de cassis, cedar, violet, burnt orange peel, baker’s chocolate, thyme, grilled meats, loamy earth and Indian spices. The silky, full-bodied palate is expansive, spicy and floral laced, with a firm but incredibly pixelated frame and great freshness on the long, dense finish. This merits another 3-5 years in bottle at least. Drink: 2021-2041. (Feb 2020)"

95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Opaque ruby. Expansive smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, vanilla and incense are complemented by hints of licorice and potpourri. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering penetrating blackberry, bitter cherry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors that become sweeter and deeper with air. Polished, harmonious tannins give shape and grip to an extremely long finish driven by sexy floral and spice notes. Drink: 2025-2035. (Feb 2020)"
98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The flagship 2017 Estate Cuvée (49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Petit Verdot) spent 15 months in 90% new French oak, and I certainly blew the barrel review on this wine. It offers a brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed violets, lead pencil, chocolate, and a rocking sense of minerality. Deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and seamless on the palate, it's about as polished and sexy as they come in the vintage. Drink: 2021-2036. (10/31/19)"

96 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "A blend of 49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Estate Cuvée has a very deep purple-black color and explosive nose of black cherry and boysenberry preserves, crème de cassis, cedar, violet, burnt orange peel, baker’s chocolate, thyme, grilled meats, loamy earth and Indian spices. The silky, full-bodied palate is expansive, spicy and floral laced, with a firm but incredibly pixelated frame and great freshness on the long, dense finish. This merits another 3-5 years in bottle at least. Drink: 2021-2041. (Feb 2020)"

95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Opaque ruby. Expansive smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, vanilla and incense are complemented by hints of licorice and potpourri. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering penetrating blackberry, bitter cherry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors that become sweeter and deeper with air. Polished, harmonious tannins give shape and grip to an extremely long finish driven by sexy floral and spice notes. Drink: 2025-2035. (Feb 2020)"
Product SKU 335066
Producer L'Aventure (Stephan Vineyards)
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 49% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Petit Verdot
ABV 15.6%
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