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2009 Peter Michael Pinot Noir Le Caprice

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.7%
  • 94 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 313382-2009

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$175.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby. Higher in pitch than the Moulin Rouge, displaying wild strawberry and raspberry along with a sexy floral nuance and an exotic note of nectarine. Shows darker berry fruit and cherry in the mouth, picking up notes of licorice and candied flowers with air. Deeply fruity but energetic pinot with excellent finishing clarity and persistent spiciness.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2009 Pinot Noir La Caprice is a 464-case cuvee made from field selections from Vosne-Romanee and grafted onto the low producing and yielding root stock called Riparia Gloire. Its deep ruby color is followed by a layered, rich wine that still reveals some tannin as well as loads of raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of spring flowers and forest floor. Yields were less than one ton of fruit per acre. This impressive 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Well-structured, with a core of pure, ripe plum and blackberry fruit that's fleshy, supple and medium- to full-bodied. This is deeply concentrated and firms up nicely on the finish, where a touch of fresh earth folds in.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Full bodied for a Pinot Noir.
    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Surprisingly dark, herbaceous with lengthy spice finish. Fruit reserved, but there with a touch of sweet. A early fall wine. Paired surprisingly well with thyme and shallots.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2021
    Author: afikes
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

  • 165 bottles owned
  • 66 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 66 collectors)