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2012 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 91 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 138377-2012

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$85.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Made from a selection of the lots considered not rich enough for Les Pavots, the 2012 L'Esprit des Pavots is a 1,710-case blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. A fruity red displaying notes of coffee beans, chocolate, plums, black cherries, truffles and earth, it is a medium to full-bodied, lush red meant to be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2027
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2020-2020
    Author: Aylward Justin
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

  • 189 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors