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2012 Peter Michael - Le Moulin Rouge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.8%
  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 54396-2012-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deep ruby. Vibrant dark berry, rose, white pepper and potpourri aromas show very good clarity and lift. Sweet, sappy and pliant, with a suave, silky texture to the deep black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors complicated by floral pastille and black pepper notes. Finishes with excellent clarity, lift and length, the sweet blackberry quality repeating. Morlet noted that working with this fruit, as opposed to the estate grapes, is |like playing a different instrument.|
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2012 Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge Pisoni Vineyard possesses black raspberry and blueberry fruit, a hint of rose petals, and a medium to full-bodied, luscious mouthfeel. It should drink nicely for 5-7 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    The aromas of ripe plum, cherry and blackberry are intense, with a supple seam. This is well-focused and persistent, ending with a graceful, lingering finish.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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

    • 126 bottles owned
    • 39 collectors