90 Stephan L'Aventure Optimus Paso Robles 2000 $45
Floral aromas, with a core of candied apple, plum and wild berry fruit that's rich, elegant and polished. Gains intensity and dimension, fanning out on the finish, where it shows more depth of flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2008. 2,500 cases made. - J.L.