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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The 2004 Les Pavots is ripe and is a relatively similar blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. ... Read more

The 2005 Les Pavots (3,600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine, with ... Read more

Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of currant, raspberry, plum, tobacco, mocha and graphite. Sweet, lush and fat (the pH here is 4.02), with the rich,... Read more

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

The 2004 Les Pavots is ripe and is a relatively similar blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine exhibits notes of forest floor intermixed with chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, espresso, and spice. It is strikingly more tannic, and closed compared to the 2005, which is almost the reverse of the vintage character. There were only 2,000 cases produced of the 2004, which needs 2-3 years of bottle age and should drink well for 15+ years.


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

The 2005 Les Pavots (3,600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine, with a style that suggests a hypothetical blend of a great St.-Emilion and Pomerol. Chocolatey cassis notes intermixed with incense, licorice, and a hint of black olive are present in this wine. When it hits the palate, it comes across as very Pomerol-like, with lushness, full body, and opulence. The tannins are sweet, the pH high, and the wine gorgeously full, pure, dense, and long. It's a terrific example of non-interventionalist winemaking that has turned out a beautiful, silky-textured wine that should age effortlessly for 15+ years. Like so many 2005s, this wine has really put on weight since I tasted it last year.


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

Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of currant, raspberry, plum, tobacco, mocha and graphite. Sweet, lush and fat (the pH here is 4.02), with the rich, spicy red fruit flavors complicated by leather, mocha, licorice and cedar. The substantial tannins are smooth and harmonious and arrive late, allowing the subtle finishing flavors of cigar box, mocha and wild dry spices to expand in the mouth. This is 15.1% alcohol but boasts lovely physiological ripeness without any excess weight.


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

Shows complex aromas of dried currant, sage, anise and cedary oak. Very dense, balanced and concentrated on the palate, with a tight focus on the loamy currant flavors. Ends with firm, chewy tannins, but the fruit pushes through. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2009 through 2019.


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

Full medium ruby. Cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and flowers on the nose. Lush, broad and wonderfully ripe but classically dry, with terrific intensity of currant, chocolate, cedar and leather flavor. Distinctly suave wine, finishing with broad, dusty, building tannins and excellent length. And not at all flat despite the extravagant pH.


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

The 2003 Les Pavots (61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot) exhibits notes of melted licorice, tapenade, damp earth, black currants, and cedar. Slightly more herbaceous than the 2004, with notions of barbecued meat as well as blue and black fruits, this full-bodied, dense 2003 may not have quite the potential of the 2002 or 2001, but it is a brilliant effort to consume between 2008-2020.


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

Shows gorgeous Cabernet purity, with a profound offering of ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry, blackberry, anise and mineral. Amazingly supple and harmonious, with tannins that are both gentle and tender and then just firm enough to let you know they're there. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017.


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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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