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2005 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 89 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 138377-2005-750

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Total:
$115.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($95) Full, deep ruby-red. Wilder aromas of plum, flint and smoky oak, with a cooler suggestion of menthol. Sweeter on first blush than the Pavots but with less depth to the flavors of cherry and brown spices. Finishes broad and rich, but with rougher tannins than the suaver flagship Bordeaux blend. (Incidentally the tasting note published for the L'Esprit des Pavots in Issue 132 should have been for the 2004 vintage.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The second wine, which is called L'Esprit des Pavots, is a noteworthy wine. The 2005 (73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) shows chocolatey espresso notes, loads of berry fruit, medium body, and a soft, heady finish.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Super V
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 89

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    Author: marv
Peter Michael's estate vineyards (founded in 1982) are what make his wines truly exceptional. Sugarloaf Ranch sits high above Knights Valley in eastern Sonoma County, and from its rocky volcanic soil come Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard, above Alexander Valley, provides additional Chardonnay. All Peter Michael wines are site-driven single vineyard bottlings, whether from the estate or the limited sourced appellations. The line-up of estate wines is supplemented by a Pinot Noir from Pisoni Vineyard called "Le Moulin Rouge."

See other similar producers:Martinelli Winery,Flowers Vineyard and Winery,Dierberg Vineyard

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 793 bottles owned
  • 128 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 128 collectors)