2006 Peter Michael - Le Moulin Rouge 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($95) Good deep red. Subtle, complex nose offers raspberry, smoke, earth, underbrush, black tea and minerals, lifted by exotic spices. Lush, broad and dry, with dominant flavors of plum, smoked meat and brown spices. More soil- than fruit-driven initially, but a strong raspberry flavor emerged with aeration. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and some medicinal earthy spices. The fruit here is 100% destemmed and because the grapes are harvested at very cool temperature the fermentation normally takes five to seven days to start, said winemaker Nic Morlet. This is quite Burgundian in style.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 89
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Rating:
Author: Linda
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/20/2009
This wine is NOT ready to drink now. Disappointed in the wine overall, but think it will be better in a year or two.

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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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