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Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 94.3 points

  • - It's balanced with a medium body. Polished texture.

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  • Possibly one of the best Estate Cuvees from L'Aventure that I've had. PnP had a good deal of dark, pure fruit and mineral flavors surrounded by a tight, encompassing grip. After about 30-45 minutes of decanted air, blackberry, blueberry, allspice, dark chocolate, and wet black pebble flavors emerged.

    Mid-palate was big and enveloping but not overbearing. This held together as a unified attack of flavors (sometimes the Syrah and Cabernet can compete with each other and seemingly confuse each other's profiles - not the case here). Finish was long and concentrated. This held up nicely over the course of three hours.

    I think this is great to drink now with a little air. The energy of the deep, dark fruit is already in a good place. I'll be drinking these over the next couple of years, as I tend not to be a total fan of this style as it starts to get any significant age. For me, I'll drink between now and 2020 tops.

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  • This wine is very, very well done. Lots of spice box, toasted oak, black fruit and menthol on the nose. Super dark, dense and concentrated with remarkable purity and freshness. The interplay of cab and syrah isn't always my favorite, but this wine pulls it off in spades. The finish is very long and compelling. Excellent wine from Paso.

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  • Tasted at winery. Best wine tasted on cellar tour/tasting that was available for purchase. To me, the wine is drinking well now, but you certainly can lay down for years, especially if you like age on your Cab blends. 50% Cab Sauv, 35% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot. Noticeable tannins that were quite smooth and thus permitted enjoyment of young dark fruit flavors.

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  • Decanted a dozen times then left for 9 hours before consumption. Okay, I sacrificed this bottle which probably needs another 5 years in captivity. At this time, tannin is salient although soft, gripping the entire palate. The fruit is primary but showing a sense of richness and depth. Not until the final swallows did the wine offer a hint at the integration and harmony to come, but just those hints were extremely positive to contemplate.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Paso Robles: Taming the Beast (Sep 2016), 9/1/2016, (See more on Vinous...)

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