Peter Michael Les Pavots 2018

Peter Michael, Les Pavots 2018

Joining La Verité as one of two Sonoma wines released through La Place, Peter Michael’s Les Pavots is his flagship wine, and I am so happy to see it included in The September Releases. A powerful vintage with plenty of Californian generosity, but with the delicacy and finesse that this mountain site delivers so expertly. Blueberry and bilberry fruits, overlaid with scorched earth, sage and rosemary herbs, all contributing to savoury Cabernet dominance with densely-packed muscular tannins, layers of tension and grip, and a mouthwatering freshness that makes it totally moreish. 3,500 cases. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Merlot (10%), Petit Verdot

Alcohol

15.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2023 - 2038

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Jane Anson

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