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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2009
L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2009
(search item no. 112079)
green wine
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 96 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ebony at its center, with a dark purple robe, this wine is deep in every respect. Intense aromas of cola, licorice and wild blackberry set the stage. Cassis is there, as are black cherry and leather, as well as our omnipresent blueberry. The attack is magnificent, tremendously silky and opulent in texture. The palate revels in fruit as the finish is shaped by graphite, acacia and cardamom. This wine is perfectly balanced and promises wonderful aging potential in years to come.

42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet, 16% Petit Verdot L'Aventure

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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.