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2008 Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley (750ml)
Producer: Peter Michael Winery petermichaelwinery.com
Appellation: Knights Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$167.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: April 8, 2011 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "Peter Michael’s Bordeaux program is built around their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, Les Pavots. The 2008 Les Pavots, a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot, offers up notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, chocolate fudge, black currants, licorice and a hint of truffles. This full-bodied, beautifully rich red boasts an opulent texture, impressive purity and a long finish. Impressively made with impeccable attention to detail (it is sorted berry by berry rather than grape bunch by grape bunch), this 3,500-case cuvee should drink well for two decades or more. Quality-wise, the 2008 is just a notch behind the stratospheric 2007. "
rated: July 25, 2011 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
98 points "Presents a dazzling array of flavors, along with focus, style and authenticity. Dark, dense and spicy, showing berry, mineral, cedar, sage, roasted caraway and tobacco flavors, this is full-blown yet graceful, reverberating on the finish with the joys of ripe, stylish Cabernet. Cabernet blend. Drink now through 2024--JL. " Best 2011-2024