Thursday, August 27, 2009
"Transplanted Frenchman, Stephan Asseo (from St.-Emilion), has found a home as well as some great terroirs in the limestone soils of Paso Robles (all his vineyards are situated on the western side of Highway 101). Asseo continues to go from strength to strength, producing a fabulous portfolio of wines that makes L-Aventure one of the bright, shining reference points for the region. This is one of the California Central Coast superstars, and the wines are worth every cent."
-- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Three amazing wines --
2007 L'Aventure Cabernet Sauvignon....$83.99
2007 L'Aventure Cote a Cote.....................$83.99
2007 L'Aventure Estate Cuvee..................$83.99
Previous vintage press -- This is what Robert Parker said about the 2006 vintage Estate Cuvee (There are strong rumors that the 2007 will score a perfect 100 in the next issue--coming soon) "A thrilling, nearly perfect efforts is the 2006 Estate Cuvee. A blend of 49% Syrah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2006 Estate Cuvee may be even better. Tasting like a superb example of a premier grand cru St.-Emilion made from California's limestone soils, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a perfume of sweet creme de cassis, fruitcake, licorice, incense, tobacco leaf, and spice box. A voluptuous texture, fabulous opulence, and thrilling concentration as well as purity make for a prodigious example of blended red wine that will provide enormous pleasure and complexity for 12-15+ years." -- Rated 97/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate