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2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots

  • 95 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 54385-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($175; 63% cabernet sauvignon, 23% cabernet franc, 12% merlot and 2% petit verdot) Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of currant, raspberry, plum, tobacco, mocha and graphite. Sweet, lush and fat (the pH here is 4.02), with the rich, spicy red fruit flavors complicated by leather, mocha, licorice and cedar. The substantial tannins are smooth and harmonious and arrive late, allowing the subtle finishing flavors of cigar box, mocha and wild dry spices to expand in the mouth. This is 15.1% alcohol but boasts lovely physiological ripeness without any excess weight.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Shows gorgeous Cabernet purity, with a profound offering of ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry, blackberry, anise and mineral. Amazingly supple and harmonious, with tannins that are both gentle and tender and then just firm enough to let you know they're there. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 3,600 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2005 Les Pavots (3,600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine, with a style that suggests a hypothetical blend of a great St.-Emilion and Pomerol. Chocolatey cassis notes intermixed with incense, licorice, and a hint of black olive are present in this wine. When it hits the palate, it comes across as very Pomerol-like, with lushness, full body, and opulence. The tannins are sweet, the pH high, and the wine gorgeously full, pure, dense, and long. It's a terrific example of non-interventionalist winemaking that has turned out a beautiful, silky-textured wine that should age effortlessly for 15+ years. Like so many 2005s, this wine has really put on weight since I tasted it last year.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Absolutely exquisite wine. Really brings together all of the varietals of a great Bordeaux blend. A bit tip toey on its weight but that's just the Cab Franc talking. Really pays off mid way through the bottle.
    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Deep ruby red a beautiful nose of huge berries and earthy tones, mid palate of thick juicy fruit with soft tannins well integrated and a 45 plus second finish. Drinking well now will age well for another 10 years.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: David 429
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Not up to top standards of pm. Needs at least one more year.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2015
    Author: contourdrivecellar
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Strong vintage in an all-time Cali superstar. Massive body but with tone and balance. Big fruits, spice, and eucalytus. Sir Peter comes through again.
    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Very good, and probably would have been better except it followed a 2005 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan. The Les Pavots was a little subdued in comparison.
    Author: Red Sox Fan
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

  • 2243 bottles owned
  • 362 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 362 collectors)