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Optimus Paso Robles Syrah Blend

9.2295 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
J├Ârgen Lindstr├Âm 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