2005 Peter Michael - L'Esprit des Pavots 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($95) Full, deep ruby-red. Wilder aromas of plum, flint and smoky oak, with a cooler suggestion of menthol. Sweeter on first blush than the Pavots but with less depth to the flavors of cherry and brown spices. Finishes broad and rich, but with rougher tannins than the suaver flagship Bordeaux blend. (Incidentally the tasting note published for the L'Esprit des Pavots in Issue 132 should have been for the 2004 vintage.)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/28/2014

Rating: 93
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/12/2014
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Rating: 90
Author: Super V
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/22/2015

Rating: 89
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Average rating: 90, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1155 bottles owned by 257 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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