peter michael au paradis

Peter Michael Winery, Au Paradis 2018

RRP £265

A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc from the estate’s Oakville vineyard in Napa. With a deep garnet hue, this wine smells of plum, peeled willow bark and cedar. Rich plum, cherry and cedar flavours mix with chopped herbs experienced through a haze of gorgeous, fine-grained tannins that hover like fog banks around the edges of the mouth. Excellent acidity and a wonderful seamlessness pervade the finish, which offers hints of violets. Rich, but impeccably balanced and remarkably drinkable for its youth. The vineyard sits at about 600ft of elevation on the eastern side of Napa Valley, next door to the famous Dalla Valle estate. A wet winter followed by a mild growing season led to an ideal vintage. This wine has been made since the 2011 vintage.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Franc (11%)

Alcohol

14.8%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2038

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Oakville AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

Vineyard Cellars

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