2010 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée
42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot - This is one of the more “classic” versions of Stephan’ iconic Cab/ Syrah blend. While generously juicy, in the spirit of the vintage, it captures the essence of the blend, with exuberant Syrah notes brought to heel by an almost austere Cabernet. The attack is grand, with cassis and cola, licorice and graphite, ending in a gripping, long, deep, complex finish. As usual, there are so many complexities and layers of flavor in this wine, that you really need to lay down a few cases and watch it develop over the years. This is definitely the “crème de la crème” from the 2010 range.