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Optimus Estate Willow Creek District Red Blend

9.132 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Paco Suro

Huge.... Powerful. Will be better day 3. And needs like 5 years to mellow.

Huge.... Powerful. Will be better day 3. And needs like 5 years to mellow.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Eric Urbani

One of my favorite producers in Paso, a French born wine maker living in CA for more than 30 years.

One of my favorite producers in Paso, a French born wine maker living in CA for more than 30 years.

Jan 19th, 2019
Mike R
9.2

Fantastic wine and winery - they make some amazing blends - smile won’t hurt you so smile smile smile

Fantastic wine and winery - they make some amazing blends - smile won’t hurt you so smile smile smile

May 26th, 2018
Mark Blatty

Always a good bet...

Always a good bet...

Nov 19th, 2017
Will Burkholder

Owner Fine Wine Dump

9.5

I really dig Stephan's wines. Optimus is a great value considering the quality and attention.

I really dig Stephan's wines. Optimus is a great value considering the quality and attention.

Apr 13th, 2017
Chris Leon

Hedonism.

Hedonism.

Dec 26th, 2015
George Hesse

Delightful. Gift from Cassa.

Delightful. Gift from Cassa.

Jun 7th, 2019
Stephen Redenbaugh

Perfect Christmas Eve accompaniment to medium rare beef tenderloin. Dark, rich smoky goodness with depth and weight enough to cut through the beef and port reduction gravy. Been following and buying Stephan’s wines for 20 years and never once been disappointed. The blend of mostly cab and Syrah brings out the best of both grapes.

Perfect Christmas Eve accompaniment to medium rare beef tenderloin. Dark, rich smoky goodness with depth and weight enough to cut through the beef and port reduction gravy. Been following and buying Stephan’s wines for 20 years and never once been disappointed. The blend of mostly cab and Syrah brings out the best of both grapes.

Dec 25th, 2017
Michael Meyer

Needs time

Needs time

Jul 15th, 2017
Ted Boydston

A nice blend of bramble and dust tones that transitioned into lightly spiced finish having long endurance. Paired fine with a Swiss cheese and mushroom burger, but was much nicer on its own. A keeper.

A nice blend of bramble and dust tones that transitioned into lightly spiced finish having long endurance. Paired fine with a Swiss cheese and mushroom burger, but was much nicer on its own. A keeper.

Aug 18th, 2016