(2012 Vintage) L’Esprit des Pavots translates to “The Spirit of the Poppies.” First produced in the 2002 vintage, the wine was sourced from the younger vines on our estate. As the vineyard matured, “L’Esprit” has evolved into a more frankly Californian expression of our Les Pavots vineyard’s terroir. This bottling is now a full-fledged member of the Peter Michael family of wines. The blend for L’Esprit is a bit more free-form than Les Pavots, varying more from vintage to vintage. The wine is typically a bit more fruit forward and early drinking than Les Pavots but remains a true expression of the estate’s terroir.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/06
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage)