Peter Michael

Les Pavots Single Vieyard Estate Cabernet Blend 2018


pikant & würzig
Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Cabernet Franc 19%, Merlot 10%, Petit Verdot 3%
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2026–2060
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Jane Anson: 97/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 97/100
Suckling: 97/100
USA, Californien, Sonoma County - Knights Valley
Allergene: Sulfite

Jane Anson über: Les Pavots Single Vieyard Estate Cabernet Blend

-- Jane Anson: Joining La Verité as one of two Sonomas released through the Place de Bordeaux, Peter Michael’s Les Pavots is his flagship wine, and I am so happy to see it included in the September Releases. A powerful vintage with plenty of Californian generosity, but with the delicacy and finesse that this mountain site delivers so expertly. Blueberry and bilberry fruits, overlaid with scorched earth, sage and rosemary herbs, all contributing to savoury Cabernet dominance with densely-packed muscular tannins, layers of tension and grip, and a mouthwatering freshness that makes it totally moreish. 3500 cases. Bottled unfined“and unfiltered. 97/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Les Pavots Single Vieyard Estate Cabernet Blend

-- Jeb Dunnuck: More minerality, graphite, and scorched earth notes emerge from the 2018 Les Pavots. Full-bodied and uber-concentrated, it reveals building tannins, awesome mid-palate depth, and one heck of a great finish. It's a serious, powerful, blockbuster beauty that also holds onto perfect balance and a beautiful sense of elegance. It will keep for two decades or more. 97/100


Suckling über: Les Pavots Single Vieyard Estate Cabernet Blend

-- Suckling: Love the sweet berries, black olives, tile and fresh herbs on the nose with floral undertones. Oyster shell, too. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins that are beautifully polished and refined. Very long finish. All about finesse and wonderful length. 68% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 10% merlot and 3% petit verdot. Drink after 2023. 97/100

Weingut über: Les Pavots Single Vieyard Estate Cabernet Blend

-- Weingut: Deep ruby in color with a red-purple rim, the 2018 ‘Les Pavots’ reveals a sophisticated bouquet of freshly blossomed violets and sweet tones of blueberry and boysenberry synchronizing with native, wild garrique and crushed stone minerality. Full-bodied and elegant, the wine offers a lavish array of flavors: blackberry pie and Albion strawberries contrast savory notes of tobacco and cigar box. Hints of cedar, vanilla bean, and black pepper lead to a long, well-structured finish. Approachable in its youth, Les Pavots provides an exemplary representation of our winery estate terroir and will continue to evolve graciously for two decades.

Mein Winzer

Peter Michael

Das kleine Weingut besteht aus steilen und steilsten Terrassenlagen im Knights-Valley, Sonoma. Gegründet vom britischen Unternehmer Peter Michael 1982 am Mount Saint Helena, im Knights Valley, Sonoma. Er erwarb die 250 Hektar große Sugarloaf-Ranch.