Wine Rating: RP=96-98
Wine Rating: WS=91
Wine Rating: NR
Wine Rating: RP=97
Wine Rating: RP=91-93
Wine Rating: AG=96
Wine Rating: RP=97-99
Wine Rating: RP=94
Wine Rating: RP=89
The L’Aventure Estate Cuvee, as stated by Stephen Asseo, owner and winemaker, “represents the realization of my vision for great blended red wine in Paso Robles. In this wine you have the best representation of our Westside terroir!”.
Who can argue with his results? Year after year, Stephen and L’Aventure winery has produced consistently fabulous wines from his Paso Robles location. Whether the wines are blended with more traditionally styled Rhone grapes or more unique/crazy blends of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot in varying percentages, they all have a distinctive style that shows off this region’s strength.
The site for the vineyard was selected after an extensive study of the area that matched Asseo’s experience as a vigneron. He immediately favored the west side of Paso Robles for its sloping hills and authentic quality terroir. The one hundred twenty seven acre property is comprised of multiple hills of various elevation, complex soils and excellent water drainage. He finds the aspects of this terroir to be fundamental in obtaining the high-quality fruit necessary to create the wines he had envisioned for L’Aventure.
The 2013 Estate Cuvee is a blend of 43% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Verdot. It has an inky purple color with some intriguing spice notes on the nose. Waves of black fruits hit you immediately and then resolve with flavors of blueberry and a complex floral quality that finishes long and persistent.
Here is what Jeb Dunnuck of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate had to say about the 2013 Estate Cuvee:
96-98 POINTS ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE: “…Dense, concentrated and powerful, it offers knockout aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherries, flowers and charcoal that flow to a full-bodied, seamless and perfectly balanced wine that will have two decade or more of longevity.”
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