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Optimus Paso Robles Syrah Blend

9.2291 ratings
9.339 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Baking Spices, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Beans & Peas
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
Mark Blatty

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

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

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2016
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
Kevin Ortzman

Went well with a Tomahawk steak. Gamey, fleshy with fruit forward red currants.

Went well with a Tomahawk steak. Gamey, fleshy with fruit forward red currants.

Sep 28th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Not a bad Cali trying to be a northern Rhone. Big currant on both palate and nose

Not a bad Cali trying to be a northern Rhone. Big currant on both palate and nose

Aug 9th, 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