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2008 Peter Michael Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 54396-2008-750-3B

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$135.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($95) Bright ruby-red. Explosively perfumed scents of black raspberry, potpourri, patchouli and Asian spices, with slow-building smokiness. Deeply pitched red and dark fruit flavors are seriously concentrated but surprisingly energetic, with strong minerality providing back-end lift and cut. The floral quality repeats on the broad, sweet, very long finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Before their Sonoma Coast vineyards came into production, Peter Michael was purchasing fruit from the famed Pisoni Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and making a delicious Pinot Noir called Le Moulin Rouge. The 2008 Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge Pisoni Vineyard exhibits a dark ruby hue along with notes of black currants, raspberries and forest floor. This medium-bodied, rich 2008 is best consumed over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Rich and concentrated, yet this veers off into chunky, earthy, cedary flavors that are heavy and extracted. Extra-chewy and dense, this will require patience and understanding.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Edward O88
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."

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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

  • 152 bottles owned
  • 36 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 36 collectors)