Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Estate Red 2017 (Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California) - [RP 95]

Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Estate Red 2017
(Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California) - [RP 95]


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About the Winery:
Founded by Sir Peter Michael in 1983 with a singular vision: to make wine in the terroir-driven tradition of Burgundy and Bordeaux, yet under the California sun and in California soil.

Peter Michael Winery owns three estates: Knights Valley, Seaview (Sonoma Coast), and Oakville (Napa Valley). All rest on steep hillsides ranging in elevation from 500 to nearly 2000 feet and are the only sources for Peter Michael's wines.



Notes from the Winemaker:
Deep ruby color with a red-purple rim, 2017 Les Pavots reveals abundant aromas of ripe black fruit and jammy black currant. The bouquet expresses nuances of vanilla bean, ‘garrigue’ and leather. Full-bodied and elegant on the palate, the wine offers generous, ripe, dried, red and black fruit flavors. The mouth feel is dense and round, with supple tannins and subtle mineral notes, loaded with blackberry, raspberry liqueur, fur and black pepper notes leading to a long finish. Approachable now, the wine provides a classic presentation of our estate’s terroir and will continue to age gracefully for two decades.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

Aged: 18 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers


Ratings & Reviews


95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Les Pavots comes from Knights Valley AVA. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with vivacious notes of crushed black berries, Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and blackcurrant cordial with touches of camphor, lavender, tapenade and cigar box plus hints of mocha and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with muscular black fruits, framed by firm grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and savory. 2,050 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Feb 2020)