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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
L'Aventure Cote A Cote 2010
L'Aventure Cote A Cote 2010
(search item no. 118144)
collectible wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An explosive nose of fresh fruit and pastille candies. The palate is broad and vibrant, with great acidity that carries the complex red and blue fruit flavors of fresh plum, dark cherries and blueberries long towards a well integrated finish. Wonderful pepper and anise notes flirt with the fruit, and give great form to this wine.

Blend: 42% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 24% Mourvedre

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About L'Aventure:

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: Château Robin and Château Fleur-Cardinale in Saint-Emilion. Stephan raised these properties to a level of great quality, while managing some other well-established domaines such as Château Guillot-Clauzel in Pomerol and Château Corbin in St Emilion.

Stephan saw in the New World a unique opportunity to expand his experience, while gaining more freedom in viticulture and vinification. He began by looking all over California for land, including Napa/Sonoma and Santa Barbara counties, but it was the terroir and climate of Paso Robles that impressed him the most.