60% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot
100% Estate grown fruit from L’Aventure Vineyard
Food Pairing: Red Meat
Alcohol Content: 15.8%
Serving Temperature: 15－16℃
See region detail: USA >> California >> Paso Robles
See producer detail: L'Aventure
Very low yield: 2.5 tons per acre
60% new French oak and 40% 1-year-old French oak with malolactic fermentation in barrel
No fining, no filtering
Length of aging: 14 months
Wine Advocate 93pts!
Bottled mid-March 2017 and a blend of 60% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Optimus has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed black currants, black cherries and black raspberries with hints of violets, dark chocolate, baking spices and black pepper. Full-bodied and with a lovely intensity of vibrant black fruit, it has an approachable frame of rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing long and spicy.
Comment by Lisa Perrotti-Brown from Wine Advocate