L'Aventure Winery Estate Cuvee 2018
Founded by Frenchman Stephan Asseo in 1998, L'Aventure is located in Paso Robles, California.
"The 2018 Estate Cuvée checks 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot brought up in 90% new French oak. Tasting like the straight Cab, yet with more sex appeal, it offers a huge nose of crème de cassis, white flowers, crushed stone, graphite, and crushed flowers. This carries to a full-bodied, gorgeously textured red with incredible balance, no hard edges, a thrilling mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It's going to benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and keep for upwards of two decades or more. Hats off to winemaker Stephan Asseo on another incredible wine, as well as, I suspect the wine of the vintage." 100 points, Jeb Dunnuck (ex Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate).