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Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc Knights Valley l'Apres-midi 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1998 L'Apres-Midi is now solely sourced from our own estate vineyard on the slopes of Mount St. Helena. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, whole cluster pressed and then barrel fermented in French oak with 60% indigenous yeasts. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc was ”sur lie" aged in the barrel for ten months and bottled in August, 1999.

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Peter Michael Winery:
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant ... Read more
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant rather than overstated. Three, there would be a hundred-year commitment to the development of a great estate. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Gooseberry fruit, grapefruit oils, and lemon zest aromas are complemented by a hint of sweet oak. With a full fruit entry, the vibrant flavors exude a variety of citrus on the palate, including pink grapefruit, lemons and tangerines with pleasing slate-like mineral tones evoking the terroir.

The 1998 L'Apres-Midi is now solely sourced from our own estate vineyard on the slopes of Mount St. Helena. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, whole cluster pressed and then barrel fermented in French oak with 60% indigenous yeasts. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc was ”sur lie" aged in the barrel for ten months and bottled in August, 1999.

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437 cases 750 ml bottles, 120 1.5L bottles produced.

Notes: 10% Bordeaux shaped Allier, light toast barrels Barrel aged sur lies for 11 months with weekly batonnage

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.11
Total Acidity: 7.4 grams per liter

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