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Peter Michael Winery Les Pavots Estate Red
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Les Pavots is Peter Michael’s flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals from our Knights Valley Estate. While the blend varies from vintage to vintage, typically it is two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon with roughly equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Les Pavots captures an elegant refined expression of the terroir embracing the full spectrum of Cabernet family varietal expression with its trademark touch of herbes de provence. The name translates to “The Poppies” and is named after the California poppies that grow wild on our estate and are the inspiration for the winery’s logo

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) "The 2004 Les Pavots is ripe and is a relatively similar blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine exhibits notes of forest floor intermixed with chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, espresso, and spice. It is strikingly more tannic, and closed compared to the 2005, which is almost the reverse of the vintage character. There were only 2,000 cases produced of the 2004, which needs 2-3 years of bottle age and should drink well for 15+ years."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) "Deliciously rich, smooth and polished. Deeply concentrated, with layers of currant, blackberry, mocha and vanilla. Beautifully focused and deftly balanced, the flavors run on and on. Best from 2004 through 2013. 2,164 cases made."