Peter Michael Winery

Les Pavots Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3942 ratings
9.2193 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Cameron Parry

Beautiful flow and progression. Layers for days

Beautiful flow and progression. Layers for days

Mar 15th, 2020
Shawn R

Well balanced and and approachable now...

Well balanced and and approachable now...

Oct 21st, 2019
"Odedi"

For my 5,000th review on Vivino, it's time for a special bottle. Here is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, black pepper, tobacco, herbs, leather, wet leaves, earth, vegetables and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Smooth and elegant.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, figs, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweet cherries, graphite, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, light vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

What a great surprise. This Bordeaux blend is drinking so beautifully right now. Well balanced and very complex. Gentle with lots of fruits and earth notes.

This 14 year old from Knights Valley needs a couple of hours to open up properly and really show up. Delicious.

Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 95 points.

A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit verdot.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$200.

For my 5,000th review on Vivino, it's time for a special bottle. Here is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, black pepper, tobacco, herbs, leather, wet leaves, earth, vegetables and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Smooth and elegant.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, figs, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweet cherries, graphite, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, light vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

What a great surprise. This Bordeaux blend is drinking so beautifully right now. Well balanced and very complex. Gentle with lots of fruits and earth notes.

This 14 year old from Knights Valley needs a couple of hours to open up properly and really show up. Delicious.

Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 95 points.

A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit verdot.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$200.

Oct 13th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Great wine but we were on our ninth bottle so I am rediscovering today but it was amazing from I remember 😂

Great wine but we were on our ninth bottle so I am rediscovering today but it was amazing from I remember 😂

Dec 29th, 2018
Bill Bender

In December I took my Chicago Bear/San Diego-LA Charger loving Dad for a trip to to Chicago that culminated in a trip to Green Bay to catch a Packer game. We stopped off in Elkhart Lake with my friend from CA who grew up in the area and his sister runs the Lake Street Cafe in town. This was WOTN of the 4 wines that I brought to this leg of the trip. So much depth here, mouth coating tannins and gobs of well integrated fruit.

In December I took my Chicago Bear/San Diego-LA Charger loving Dad for a trip to to Chicago that culminated in a trip to Green Bay to catch a Packer game. We stopped off in Elkhart Lake with my friend from CA who grew up in the area and his sister runs the Lake Street Cafe in town. This was WOTN of the 4 wines that I brought to this leg of the trip. So much depth here, mouth coating tannins and gobs of well integrated fruit.

Dec 10th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

Wotn. Perfectly aged cab at its best. Drink up... it's perfect now

Wotn. Perfectly aged cab at its best. Drink up... it's perfect now

Dec 3rd, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Rich but also elegant, black raspberry, blueberry, exotic spices and hints of earth with a long finish.

Rich but also elegant, black raspberry, blueberry, exotic spices and hints of earth with a long finish.

Oct 9th, 2018
Justin Bothur

A powerful meritage... honestly too high in alcohol and out of balance for me.

A powerful meritage... honestly too high in alcohol and out of balance for me.

Jul 6th, 2018
Carl Fischer

Wowzah. After all the amazing wine we’ve had this evening, leave it to @David L to order this up as a “night cap”. Everything I love about California cabs. Big fruit, and big alcohol. All smiles.

Wowzah. After all the amazing wine we’ve had this evening, leave it to @David L to order this up as a “night cap”. Everything I love about California cabs. Big fruit, and big alcohol. All smiles.

Apr 28th, 2018
Eric Grasser

Almost Amarone dominated by dried raisins and concentrated sweetness.

Almost Amarone dominated by dried raisins and concentrated sweetness.

Mar 13th, 2018