L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2012

Red Blends from Central Coast, California

$95.00
Item No. 132767
  • red wine
  • RP99
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The most densely colored of all wines in a vintage of great extraction; Estate Cuvée 2012 exhibits a powerful perfume of anise, lavender candies, and dark fruit, with smoky accents in the background. The attack is impressive, with a velvety mouth feel from start to finish. Rich, robust blue and black fruit, with hints of cocoa, big, but with soft resolved tannins, give a "total" palate experience in the finish.

Blend: 57% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"One of the best barrel samples I was able to taste during my trip through the region, the 2012 Estate Cuvee displays incredible purity and elegance with full-bodied richness and depth. A blend of 60% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot that’s a selection of the top plots of the estate, it possesses brilliant aromas and flavors of cassis, lead pencil, spice box and licorice to so with a seamless, integrated and perfectly balanced palate. Loaded with potential, I can't wait to taste this from bottle next year! Drink 2016-2032. Rating: 96-99"
99 Points

Learn About L'Aventure Map ItMap It

L'Aventure was founded in 1998 by a French winemaker, Stephan Asseo. After Stephan graduated enology school in Burgundy, the Asseo family bought their first estate, Domaine de Courteillac, in the Bordeaux area in 1982. Later, the family purchased additional properties: Chateau Robin and Chateau Fleur-Cardinale in Saint-Emilion. Stephan raised these properties to a level of great...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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