Whoa. My first from this winery and it was huge in every way. Decanted for 3 hours before tasting. Just massive fruit and oak with a really long finish. There was no doubt this was a syrah driven wine.
You could sense this wine was high alcohol and it borders 16% but it wasn't punching you in the face either. Really a smooth wine and quite frankly the best wine I've had from Paso Robles. A treat for a father's day dinner.
Rich big fruit with gritty wood tannins to the fore, and a hot searing finish. I found this to be a rather charmless clunky modern wine with all the trappings to get high ratings from the critics. However, I sure there's some perfectly good fruit that's getting ruined with Parker pleasing spoofulation.
Decanted for 1.5 hours. The wine is big. Syrah and wood dominate the nose. Tannins are prominent on the finish. Fruit is fading a bit. Not sure what is going on, but I recall there to be more ripe fruit in this wine.
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(L'Aventure Estate Cuvée) Dark purple red violet color; nice berry, plum, ripe black fruit nose with lift; tasty, ripe berry, plum, smoke palate, a little hot; medium-plus finish (50% Syrah, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot)