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Peter Michael Les Pavots Bordeaux Red Blend Knights Valley 2016

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Peter Michael Les Pavots Bordeaux Red Blend Knights Valley 2016

  • Grape 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
  • Country USA
  • ABV 15.6 %
  • Case size 12 / 75cl
  • 18 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers
  • Near-black ruby color and deep ruby rim. The nose displays a sophisticated bouquet of fresh leather, morel mushroom, vanilla bean, black fruit, cherry, blackberry, blueberry coulis, and a stylish ‘garrigue’ touch. Full-bodied and elegant, the wine offers the same rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is dense and round, with supple tannins and subtle mineral notes leading to a long finish. Approachable now, the wine provides a classic presentation of our estate’s terroir. It will handsomely reward four years of cellaring and continue to age gracefully for two decades.

2016 was near perfect. Overall slightly cooler than average, it started early with a warm, dry spring and just enough rain to meet the vineyard’s needs. A long Indian summer gave us excellent ripening and flavour development. Moderate temperatures at harvest allowed gradual picking as each block achieved perfection, yielding a bountiful crop of Bordeaux varietals and wines of uncommon depth and concentration. 2016 Les Pavots displays a sophisticated bouquet of fresh leather, morel mushroom, vanilla bean, black fruit, cherry, blackberry, blueberry coulis, and a stylish ‘garrigue’ touch. Full-bodied and elegant, the wine offers the same rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is dense and round, with supple tannins and subtle mineral notes leading to a long finish. Approachable now, the wine provides a classic presentation of the estate terroir. It will handsomely reward four years of cellaring and continue to age gracefully for two decades.

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CountryUnited States
Vintage2016
Bottles Per Case12
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The first vineyard to be planted on the Knights Valley Estate, Les Pavot ('The Poppies') remains the signature wine of Peter Michael. Spanning 49 acres, Les Pavots ascends to an elevation of nearly 1,400 feet. Merlot and Cabernet Franc grow on the cool upper slopes, with Cabernet Sauvignon in the warmer sections just below. Always a Cabernet Sauvignon-led Bordeaux Blend, the distinctive aromas of this exceptional wine display the hillside terroir. Hand-harvested, vinified with meticulous care, and aged for 18 months in French oak, this stunning wine can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best estates of the old world.

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