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2007 Peter Michael - L'Apres-Midi

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.0%
  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Sauvignon Blanc
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SKU: 54397-2007-1500-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($48) Light yellow-gold. Potent aromas of lemon and lime zest, wet stone and white flowers. Juicy, finely etched citrus and green apple flavors stain the palate, picking up an exotic anise quality on the back. With air, this develops passion fruit and mango qualities that carry through the strikingly long, sappy finish. This wine offers Bordeaux-like depth and Loire-like focus and cut, and should age extremely well.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Delivers an explosion of rich, smoky fig, apricot and coconut flavors, with refreshing lemon-lime and citrus notes that are intense and juicy. There's great focus and persistence on the finish.
    Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    One of the best Sauvignon Blancs that has been made in California is the l'Apres Midi and the 2007 continues that succession of wonderful Sauvignons. The production is just over 2,000 cases, and while some Semillon is often blended in, the wine is dominated by Sauvignon, with its notes of melony fruit, lemon grass, fig, and spice. The 2007 is very fragrant, with hints of honeyed grapefruit and spice.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Old
    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Remarkably smooth, fragrant, and balanced. Not at all the usual |sauv blanc| edges.
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: Bing
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

  • 572 bottles owned
  • 89 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 89 collectors)