Peter Michael Red Bordeaux Blend Knights Valley les Pavots 2002

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The 2002 Les Pavots is quick to show its signature aromas of blueberry, coffee, sweet tobacco, vanilla and red cedar ...

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An intense style that takes time to open up. Ripe cherry, red plum and earthy currant fruit offser the herb, leather and coffee flavors. Still, it ... Read more

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec, it displays an impressive, opaque ruby/purple color, followed by a superb nose... Read more

The dense purple-colored 1999 Les Pavots exhibits sweet aromas of cassis, tapenade, cherries, licorice, and subtle wood. Medium-bodied, with a cool... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

An intense style that takes time to open up. Ripe cherry, red plum and earthy currant fruit offser the herb, leather and coffee flavors. Still, it has a dry, tannic aftertaste. Drink now through 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec, it displays an impressive, opaque ruby/purple color, followed by a superb nose of jammy black fruits, minerals, herbs and spices. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with exceptional length and balance, as well as gorgeously extracted flavors. It seems sweeter, more expansive,and deeper than when tasted last year. One of the top efforts of the vintage, it is another compelling Cabernet Sauvignon from this winery. Although accessible, Les Pavots possesses enough tannin and extract to merit 4-5 years of cellaring; it will last for 20-25 years. Once again, Les Pavots combines the best of the rich, ripe California fruit with a Bordeaux-like elegance and complexity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The dense purple-colored 1999 Les Pavots exhibits sweet aromas of cassis, tapenade, cherries, licorice, and subtle wood. Medium-bodied, with a cool climate textural profile, noticeable tannin, and a Bordeaux-like finish, it will be drinkable between 2004-2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Founded in 1982 and having established a reputation for Chardonnay early on, Peter Michael Winery today has become one of California's finest Cabernet producers. Les Pavots ("the poppies") is a Bordeaux-style red (68 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 percent Merlot and 15 percent Cabernet Franc) from a 23-acre vineyard located high above Knights Valley in eastern Sonoma County.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2001 Les Pavots (72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) is a thick, juicy, inky/purple-colored effort revealing compelling aromas of chocolate, licorice, cassis, and scorched earth. Deep and full-bodied, with a voluptuous texture, tremendous purity and density, it is the finest Les Pavots produced in the last four or five years. It should drink well young, yet age for 15+ years. Drink 2003-2018.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A blend of 68 percent of Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Cabernet Franc and 17 percent Merlot from the slopes of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley. Compares favorably with the stunning 1996 and 1997 vintages. Deliciously rich, smooth and polished, deeply concentrated, with layers of currant, blackberry, mocha and vanilla. Beautifully focused and deftly balanced, the flavors run on and on. Best from 2004 through 2013.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A well-ripened, opulent wine; it's huge in blackcurrant and cassis flavors and elaborate oak. You can taste the barrels in the smoke, vanilla and spicy flavors. Acidity han't been integrated yet, nor have the dusty tannins. It's really good now, but is best left to soften and integrate through 2008.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2002 Les Pavots is quick to show its signature aromas of blueberry, coffee, sweet tobacco, vanilla and red cedar join a ripe currant extract. The tannins offer enough structure for aging while sustaining an enjoyable full body. This wine will mature for the next 5-10 years. * 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot * Aged in Nevers oak barrels * Alcohol: 14.1% * Production: 2,808 cases 750ml bottles, 720 cases magnums and 60 3.0L bottles. * Release date April 1, 2003

The 2002 Les Pavots is quick to show its signature aromas of blueberry, coffee, sweet tobacco, vanilla and red cedar join a ripe currant extract. The tannins offer enough structure for aging while sustaining an enjoyable full body. This wine will mature for the next 5-10 years. * 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot * Aged in Nevers oak barrels * Alcohol: 14.1% * Production: 2,808 cases 750ml bottles, 720 cases magnums and 60 3.0L bottles. * Release date April 1, 2003

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