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Optimus Paso Robles Syrah Blend

9.2279 ratings
9.336 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Diego Flores

Silky tannins, nice backbone from the Petit Verdot.

Silky tannins, nice backbone from the Petit Verdot.

3 people found it helpfulMay 12th, 2014
Christanna Honer

Bright syrah character, a little meatiness and earthy character. Big gripping palate, sneakily high alcohol, can definitely develop w some age

Bright syrah character, a little meatiness and earthy character. Big gripping palate, sneakily high alcohol, can definitely develop w some age

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2014
Dominik Breer

A solid statement from the central coast. An upcoming star is rising

A solid statement from the central coast. An upcoming star is rising

1 person found it helpfulJun 25th, 2014
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.5

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Jun 12th, 2017
Mark Blatty

Love what these guys do. A combination of power and finesse.

Love what these guys do. A combination of power and finesse.

Dec 26th, 2016
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.4

Extended decanting recommended. Paso wine? Certainly kills any paso I know.

Extended decanting recommended. Paso wine? Certainly kills any paso I know.

Feb 7th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.6

Past its prime yet still offering seductive and mature, dark fruit flavors, acidic presence and lively tannins. The lack of mid-palate fruitiness and width create a hollowness and shortens the finish. Ambitious but way better 5+ years ago.

Past its prime yet still offering seductive and mature, dark fruit flavors, acidic presence and lively tannins. The lack of mid-palate fruitiness and width create a hollowness and shortens the finish. Ambitious but way better 5+ years ago.

Dec 22nd, 2015
Jeff Lander

Always consistently great.

Always consistently great.

Oct 24th, 2015
Martin Redmond

Inky purple color with an exuberant perfume that brings to mind blackberry, kirsch, violets, graphite and a bit of smoked spice aromas. On the palate, it's full-bodied, and harmonious with lively acidity, supple well integrated tannins, and a silky texture. It shows enticing black cherry, blackberry , plum, cassis, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate flavors, and an appealing minerality with a long satisfying finish. A flat out delicious blend of 48% cabernet sauvignon, 28% syrah and 24% petit verdot; 15.5% alcohol. First vintage from all estate fruit.

Inky purple color with an exuberant perfume that brings to mind blackberry, kirsch, violets, graphite and a bit of smoked spice aromas. On the palate, it's full-bodied, and harmonious with lively acidity, supple well integrated tannins, and a silky texture. It shows enticing black cherry, blackberry , plum, cassis, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate flavors, and an appealing minerality with a long satisfying finish. A flat out delicious blend of 48% cabernet sauvignon, 28% syrah and 24% petit verdot; 15.5% alcohol. First vintage from all estate fruit.

Oct 14th, 2015
Ryan Stewart

Bit the bullet and scooped this one up from a bottle shop in Kobe. Always a gamble buying decent wine here in Japan because you know you're paying a 30% premium. Decanted for an hour but unfortunately this was a bit over the hill. Opaque ruby color with considerable sediment. Reductive aromas of stewed red fruits, raisins, and salty notes. Flavors of canned cherry pie filling and dried fruit. Tannins are still there, but the fruit has lost nearly all its luster. Going to wait another 30 min just in case my assessment is a bit premature!

Bit the bullet and scooped this one up from a bottle shop in Kobe. Always a gamble buying decent wine here in Japan because you know you're paying a 30% premium. Decanted for an hour but unfortunately this was a bit over the hill. Opaque ruby color with considerable sediment. Reductive aromas of stewed red fruits, raisins, and salty notes. Flavors of canned cherry pie filling and dried fruit. Tannins are still there, but the fruit has lost nearly all its luster. Going to wait another 30 min just in case my assessment is a bit premature!

Oct 3rd, 2015