L'Aventure Côte à Côte 2002
Wine Advocate #154 (Aug 2004) The 2002 Cote a Cote is a blend of 60% estate Grenache and 40% estate Syrah. Abundant aromas of raspberries and kirsch jump from the glass of this deep ruby-colored 2002. In the mouth, this sexy, full-bodied red is dominated by Grenache with raspberry, kirsch, and licorice flavors powerfully presented. In spite of its lofty alcohol (16%), it seems incredibly fresh and cool-climate-like with a beautiful texture and terrific length. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Stephan Asseo left Bordeaux to fulfill his dream of creating handcrafted Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon blends. His adventure landed him in Paso Robles California where he found the perfect terroir to complete his vision. He has spent the last 10 years creating a world class vineyard from which he meticulously composes top quality, handcrafted blends.