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2013 Peter Michael Les Pavots

  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 18 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 54385-2013-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Long growing season. Wild yeast, no acid adjustment. Deep crimson. Very glowing crimson. Attractive layers and some vegetal notes. Much better mastered tannins than in the 2010 and 2006. Lots of fruit overlay. Meaty and confident. Hint of mint. Long. Dry finish and appetising.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    Powerful and tannic in the glass, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots is going to require considerable patience. All the classic Knights Valley signatures come through loud and clear, with beams of supporting tannin and acidity that give the wine its shape and overall feel. Black cherry, game, smoke, licorice and tobacco convey brooding intensity.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots, which is their proprietary red wine blend from Knights Valley, is a killer effort, and one of their all-time greats, ranking right up there with the 2007 or 1997. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, there are 3,600 cases of it. The wine displays plenty of mocha, chocolate, blackberry, creosote and charcoal in an incredibly complex fragrance. Full-bodied and opulent, it shows, loads of tannin, a hint of unsmoked cigar tobacco and plenty of black and blue fruits. Opaque purple to the rim, this wine is in need of a good 5-6 years of cellaring and certainly has 30-40 years of life in it.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • | Rating: 98

    The energy and decadence in this wine is truly breathtaking with dried flowers, wet bark, plum, strawberry, and forest fruit. Full body, ultra-soft and velvety tannins. Savory and sappy. Juicy finish. Decadent and more-ish. A wine with a great future and richness. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 21% cabernet franc, 9% merlot, and 1% petit verdot.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Tightly coiled and slow to reveal its strengths, with dusty dark berry, licorice, road tar, cedar and graphite flavors, ending with a touch of mocha and creamy vanilla. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2020 through 2032. 3,650 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Leftymtb
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 779 bottles owned
  • 110 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 110 collectors)