Is there anything that is produced by L’Aventure that is not a winner? Absolutely not! The 2011 Optimus is certainly no exception and is a great example of the quality wines being produced in the U.S.A. This beautiful wine is comprised of 50% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Petit Verdot, this is a full bodied wine with a smooth finish. This wine delivers the flavours of black and blue fruits, floral notes, tobacco and cedar aromas. L’Aventure Optimus is produced in California by Stephan and Beatrice Asseo with careful selection given to the sloping hills in the west side of Paso Robles. This is an extra dry wine with an alcohol level of 15.6%, this wine has been scored a 94 by erobertparker.com. This wine drinks extremely well now but is also worthy of holding, those with the patience to do so can enjoy the sure to develop exuberant polished finish and mouth feel until 2021. Try this wine with grilled and roasted meats and vegetables and Asian cuisine flavours. We opened this bottle to accompany our homemade carbonara pasta with bacon and nothing could have served a better companion! Other notable submissions from L’Aventure include the Cote a Cote and the Estate Cuvee, both more than worth the price of admission and the time to age! Alla Salute!
L’Aventure Optimus 2011 Origin: California, U.S.A
Sweetness: XD – Extra Dry
Style: Full Bodied & Smooth
Grape Variety: Syrah Blend
Size: 750ml bottle A