6 Bottles L'Aventure Optimus Red Wine 2019 750ML
6 Bottles of L'Aventure Optimus Red Wine 2019 750ML
Other Red Blends from Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Notes from the Winemaker
57 % Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot
100% Estate grown fruit from L’Aventure Vineyard
Very low yield: 2.5 tons per acre
89% new French oak and 11% 1-year-old French oak with malolactic fermentation in barrel No fining, no filtering
Length of aging: 14 months Drink:1-10 years
Reviews and Accolades
96 Points/James Suckling:
Extremely aromatic with ripe cherry and berry aromas, as well as flowers and citrus. Medium to full body with fine, polished tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is really well done and one of the most balanced L’Aventures I have encountered. 57% Syrah, 31% cabernet sauvignon and 12% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years. – August, 2021, James Suckling
94 Points/Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Optimus should be snatched up by savvy readers. Based on 57% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot, it just about jumps out of the glass with gorgeous cassis, floral, pepper, and graphite-like aromas and flavors. As seamless as they come, this full-bodied, elegant, pleasure-bent 2019 is going to evolve for a decade.
Lovely aromatic intensity, spicy and nuanced on the nose but incredibly well defined on the palate which is crisp and precise with flavours that glide across, so linear and straight. There’s a coolness to the fruit profile and a refreshing juiciness. Concentration and structure with good tannic grip – lots on offer here.
92 Points/Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Optimus is a blend of 57% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot. It has a medium ruby-purple color and pure aromas of red and black berries with earthy, autumnal accents and a streak of spice. The medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh, with pretty floral perfume on the long finish.