Optimus

United States, California, Paso Robles

95/100JD
92/100RP
CA$86.43

2016

100% estate grown fruit from the L’Aventure Vineyard. The yields are incredibly low at 2.5 tons per acre. The wine is aged in 60% new French oak and 40% 1-year-old French oak for 14 months, with malolactic fermentation in barrel. No fining and no filtration.

50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot

Optimus is available for purchase in increments of 6
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Case format: 6

Appellation: N/A

Regulated designation: N/A

Length of aging: N/A

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied Red Wine

Region: United States, California, Paso Robles

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2016

Rating: 90+

95 JD

Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the 2016-barrel samples, the 2016 Optimus is the entry level cuvee of the estate and is always based on Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. I suspect it’s better than most estate top cuvee and looks to be huge success in 2016. Cassis, violets and peppery herbs all emerge from this surprisingly deep, rich, concentrated red that’s going to deliver the goods right out of the gate.​

92 RP

William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot ... 2016 Optimus reveals a lavish bouquet of crunchy berries, anise and creamy new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, spicy and richly tannic, with generous, oak-influenced flavors and a crunchy core of fruit.

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