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One More from L’Aventure – ’11 Optimus (RP94, $41.95)

November 22, 2013 High End Values  No comments

L'Aventure BottleYou could say this is becoming the Paso Robles wine blog, and I wouldn't blame you.  But when the most exciting wines in the country are coming from that region, I consider it more of a public service announcement.

The latest Paso deal comes from my favorite winery in the world - L'Aventure.  For more on this incredible winery click here to read all the posts I've done.

Optimus is L'Aventure's entry-level red, but entry is relative in this case, as this wine really drinks as well as just about anything out there.  At $41.95 it also isn't particularly cheap, but it's certainly well worth the price.  L'Aventure's lowest Wine Advocate score in the 2011 vintage was this wine.... at 94 points.  Many wineries  never get a single score like that.  Furthermore, Optimus has a history of

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