rare release Rare new Les Pavots release from cult winery Peter Michael. Limited. 95+ Points Robert Parker: "A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Les Pavots Proprietary Red Wine sings of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry preserves and blackberry pie with hints of camphor, black soil, truffles, crushed rocks and red roses plus a touch of garrigue. Full, rich and with wonderful finesse in the mouth, it has very finely grained tannins and plenty of vivacity, finishing long and earthy. 3,700 cases produced, to be released in the spring of 2019." Les Pavots is Peter Michael's flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals from our Knights Valley Estate. While the blend varies from vintage to vintage, typically it is two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon with roughly equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Les Pavots captures an elegant refined expression of the terroir embracing the full spectrum of Cabernet family varietal expression with its trademark touch of herbes de provence. The name translates to 'The Poppies' and is named after the California poppies that grow wild on our estate and are the inspiration for the winery's logo.
Well balanced and and approachable now...
Well balanced and and approachable now...9.4
Yum! Velvety smooth.
Yum! Velvety smooth.9.5
Yummy but young
Yummy but young9.5