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Michaud Pinot Noir 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

ripe red and black cherries, currants, and black raspberries are suggested by the wine's aromas and flavors. The moderate tannins evolve into a pleasant suppleness after 30+ minutes or shortly after decanting (recommended if you are in a rush). Subtle wild herbs and spices complement the crushed rock, mineral-like terroir. Pinot Noir is more unpredictable and capricious in its expression than any other grape. If you're patient, this wine will reward you with its charm and complexity. Enjoy this wine now, in a few years or in 20 years. decanting is helpful. Serve with grilled salmon, steak, lamb chops, duck, quail, guinea hen, etc. Include morels if you can.

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Domaine Michaud:
Michaud was 22. The surface area was 5ha and his first harvest was in 1974 . Today he works 12ha50 in 3 appellations; Beaujolais, Brouilly and Morgon.

Member Reviews for Michaud Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Pascal78
2820121
5.00 5
11/08/2007

Michael Michaud is a rare animal in the world of over-blown CA Pinots. His wine is classic burgundian style with the flair of high desert country. Superbly light silky texture with the perfect balance of fruit and terroir (because earth sounds bad to some). This is by far my favorite American Pinot and it is a rare beauty from a tiny AVA - Chalone. If you like delicate food-friendly artisan Pinots at a sane price, get a case. I'm on my second and fear he is running out of the 2001 vintage. This puppy ages magnificently.


Snooth User: wenderyeh
3143320
4.00 5
09/12/2007

Had this at Passionfish in Pacific Grove about 18 months ago. I don't know if they held the vintage back, or they were unfairly overlooked, but they were at 2001 while almost other wines on the list were already in the 2003-2004 vintages. we were really pleased with this wine. a nice Pinot that's not too overtly ripe (lots Pinots out there getting way too ripe), but quite classy and with just a hint of tannins.


Snooth User: djnadina
31901108
4.00 5
09/30/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Michaud Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

ripe red and black cherries, currants, and black raspberries are suggested by the wine’s aromas and flavors. The moderate tannins evolve into a pleasant suppleness after 30+ minutes or shortly after decanting (recommended if you are in a rush). Subtle wild herbs and spices complement the crushed rock, mineral-like terroir. Pinot Noir is more unpredictable and capricious in its expression than any other grape. If you’re patient, this wine will reward you with its charm and complexity. Enjoy this wine now, in a few years or in 20 years. decanting is helpful. Serve with grilled salmon, steak, lamb chops, duck, quail, guinea hen, etc. Include morels if you can.



ripe red and black cherries, currants, and black raspberries are suggested by the wine's aromas and flavors. The moderate tannins evolve into a pleasant suppleness after 30+ minutes or shortly after decanting (recommended if you are in a rush). Subtle wild herbs and spices complement the crushed rock, mineral-like terroir. Pinot Noir is more unpredictable and capricious in its expression than any other grape. If you're patient, this wine will reward you with its charm and complexity. Enjoy this wine now, in a few years or in 20 years. decanting is helpful. Serve with grilled salmon, steak, lamb chops, duck, quail, guinea hen, etc. Include morels if you can.

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