Peter Michael Red Bordeaux Blend Knights Valley les Pavots 1997

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Aromas of cassis, blueberry, lavender and coffee interspersed with oak nuances of cedar and tobacco. Rich, ripe fruit...

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The 1997 Les Pavots originates from a hillside vineyard overlooking the Knight's Valley that has 23 acres planted with Bordeaux varietals. The 1997... Read more

Red wine - 1997 - Peter Michael Les Pavots - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml. Read more

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External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

The 1997 Les Pavots originates from a hillside vineyard overlooking the Knight's Valley that has 23 acres planted with Bordeaux varietals. The 1997 blend consists of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged in


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1997 - Peter Michael Les Pavots - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Source: Epic Cellars
07/26/2011

The 1997 Les Pavots originates from a hillside vineyard overlooking the Knight's Valley that has 23 acres planted with Bordeaux varietals. The 1997 blend consists of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged in French oak (50% new), and bottled without filtration. Fortunately, there are 4,351 cases of 750 ml bottles, as well as 330 cases of magnums. A blue/black/purple color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of toast, blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and cedar. Full-bodied, with silky tannin, low acidity, and layers of concentrated, pure black fruits judiciously wrapped in subtle toasty oak, this wine can be drunk early, but promises to hit its peak in 5-7 years, and last for two or more decades.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1997 - Peter Michael Les Pavots - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The distinctive aromas and flavors of our proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot exhibits its hillside origin on the slopes of Mt. St. Helena in Knights Valley. Rocky, rhyolitic soils created through volcanic activity millennia ago contribute a mineral richness and add to the wine's complexity. Spanning 23 acres, Les Pavots ascends to an elevation of nearly 1600 feet. Merlot and Cabernet Franc grow on the cool upper slopes and Cabernet Sauvignon grows just below. Grapes were handpicked in late October and then cold soaked in a tank for almost four davs before fermentation.Traditional Bordeaux vinification fermentation contribute to the intense color extraction and soft, round tannins. Our 1997 Les Pavots was aged in small French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled without fining nor filtration. After being bottled in June 1999 this wine was aged for 10 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of cassis, blueberry, lavender and coffee interspersed with oak nuances of cedar and tobacco. Rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate accentuated by silky, yet assertive tannins. The 1997 possesses a unique balance, full body, concentrated extract and a fine finish. Les Pavots is a fusion of traditional French and neoclassical Californian winemaking techniques. The wine is ready for near term enjoyment and has the richness, extract and structure for five to seven more years of aging.

The distinctive aromas and flavors of our proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot exhibits its hillside origin on the slopes of Mt. St. Helena in Knights Valley. Rocky, rhyolitic soils created through volcanic activity millennia ago contribute a mineral richness and add to the wine's complexity. Spanning 23 acres, Les Pavots ascends to an elevation of nearly 1600 feet. Merlot and Cabernet Franc grow on the cool upper slopes and Cabernet Sauvignon grows just below. Grapes were handpicked in late October and then cold soaked in a tank for almost four davs before fermentation.Traditional Bordeaux vinification fermentation contribute to the intense color extraction and soft, round tannins. Our 1997 Les Pavots was aged in small French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled without fining nor filtration. After being bottled in June 1999 this wine was aged for 10 months prior to release.

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4351 cases 750ml, 330 - 1.5l, 60 - 3.0l bottles produced.

Notes: 50% new Nevers oak barrels from Tonnellerie Taransaud

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.6
Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter

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