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2005 Peter Michael Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.5%
  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 54396-2005-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$115.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($85) Dark red. Sexy raspberry and blackberry aromas, with gentle spice notes adding complexity. Lush and sweet, with pure red and dark berry flavors unsullied by herb, earth or animal. Fresh and juicy on the finish, with a subtle hint of smoked meat rising on the back. This is very elegant and balanced for cellaring.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Offers a mix of mineral, herb and dried currant flavors that are firm and well-structured, clamping down a bit on the finish. Yet this is still alluring for its complexity. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 600 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2005 Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge has a dark ruby/purple color, with tart acidity holding back the wine's forceful black cherry and raspberry notes intermixed with licorice, spring flowers, and forest floor. The wine is tightly knit and will benefit from several years of bottle age; it will last at least a decade or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2008-2014
    Author: NCL
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Mature
    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

  • 533 bottles owned
  • 137 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 137 collectors)