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2009 L'Aventure Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Paso Robles
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92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

(includes 9% petit verdot; raised in 100% new oak):  Inky purple.  Assertively perfumed aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cola, vanilla, pipe tobacco and fresh flowers, with a subtle note of smoky herbs.  Deeply pitched but energetic, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors complicated by floral pastille and mocha nuances.  Juicy and focused cabernet with excellent finishing thrust, lingering spiciness and building tannins.  This wine is still very young but offers excellent potential, as a bottle that had been open for two days proved to me.   

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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