2014 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée L'Aventure, Paso Robles Willow Creek District, California, USA
|Appellation||Paso Robles Willow Creek District|
|Grape Variety||Red Blend|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
98 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2016)
A massive, gorgeously rich and decadent version of this cuvee, the 2014 Estate Cuvee (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah and 15% Petit Verdot) is reminiscent of a 2005 Pomerol with its huge bouquet of cassis, toasted spice, graphite, damp earth and leafy herb aromas and flavors. Thick, full-bodied, unctuous and palate-saturating, yet still with purity and grace, it's an insanely good Bordeaux blend (or close) from Paso Robles that will have two decades of overall longevity.
94 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (September 2016)
Glass-staining ruby. Assertively perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, Asian spices and candied rose develop a vibrant mineral quality in the glass. Spicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated red and black currant, cherry and floral pastille flavors of outstanding clarity and power.
Closes sappy, spicy and extremely long, with velvety tannins adding shape and gentle grip.