L'Aventure Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon | Paso Robles
97 punten Vinous & 94 punten The Wine Advocate
- SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
- DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
- HerkomstAmerika, Californië
Josh Raynolds | Vinous
Inky ruby. A hugely perfumed, complex bouquet evokes cherry liqueur, cassis, fruitcake, vanilla and candied rose, and pipe tobacco and smoke oak nuances build in the glass. Deeply concentrated, palate-staining dark berry, bitter cherry, mocha and floral pastille flavors show superb definition, while a core of juicy acidity conveys an impressively lively character. Suave, velvety and alluringly sweet, finishing with powerful thrust, youthfully chewy tannins and fabulous persistence.
The Wine Advocate
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve contains 2% Petit Verdot and was aged in 100% new French oak. This hasn't been made since 2013 because, says winemaker Stephan Asseo, the Cabernet Sauvignon was cordon pruned and crop yields were very low. He spent the last several years switching over to cane pruning. Deep ruby, it has classic aromas of crushed blackcurrants, cedar, bay leaves and an undercurrent of graphite and aniseed. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed to the brim with finely grained tannins that support lush, youthfully flamboyant fruits, and it has great freshness to lift the long finish. Give it another 3-5 years in bottle. 440 cases produced.