Peter Michael Winery

'L'Esprit des Pavots' Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.139 ratings
9.14 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
David L

Nice

Nice

Dec 3rd, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Has to open another bottle! Color reveals some ages, good brownish rim. Graphite, wet stones, lots of liquorice, cinnamon at first on the nose. Ripe red cherry, plum and strawberry hiding behind the spices. Fairly concentrated juice, very elegant and beautiful mouth feel. 30s finish, little bit bitter at the end but doesn't conceal its elegance. 15.5% alc(never feel that high). 2006 vintage

Has to open another bottle! Color reveals some ages, good brownish rim. Graphite, wet stones, lots of liquorice, cinnamon at first on the nose. Ripe red cherry, plum and strawberry hiding behind the spices. Fairly concentrated juice, very elegant and beautiful mouth feel. 30s finish, little bit bitter at the end but doesn't conceal its elegance. 15.5% alc(never feel that high). 2006 vintage

Aug 25th, 2016
Dan Thomas

Good, needs for the oak to integrate a little more. Def old world style

Good, needs for the oak to integrate a little more. Def old world style

Jan 20th, 2014
John Kanellopoulos

By far the best US wine I have ever enjoyed. Maybe due to my passion for blend d reds.i feel blending reds in the Bordeaux fashion enriches the shortcomings of single vine products. Moderate body, multiple aromas from earth, slight oak, slight berry almost like a cross of left and right bank Bordeaux. If you find this wine and do not want to try me please notify me, I want it! :)

By far the best US wine I have ever enjoyed. Maybe due to my passion for blend d reds.i feel blending reds in the Bordeaux fashion enriches the shortcomings of single vine products. Moderate body, multiple aromas from earth, slight oak, slight berry almost like a cross of left and right bank Bordeaux. If you find this wine and do not want to try me please notify me, I want it! :)

May 6th, 2017
Pat Lomelo

Nice smooth wine. Not overly complex but solid

Nice smooth wine. Not overly complex but solid

May 5th, 2017
Nicholas Waguespack

Excellent Christmas wine

Excellent Christmas wine

Dec 26th, 2016
Zachary Todd

Juicy, chocolatey

Juicy, chocolatey

Jan 29th, 2016
Heidi Schneider

Very high alcohol content and you could definitely taste it. Even after an hour of decanting. Big and bold.

Very high alcohol content and you could definitely taste it. Even after an hour of decanting. Big and bold.

Jan 23rd, 2016
Jonathan Soucy

Complex. Wonderful

Complex. Wonderful

Jan 1st, 2016
Abbi Kanthasamy

Oak not integrated and stands out a little too much in the finish. 2006 in 2015. Exciting beginning. Not the best finish. Had this past its prime? Hmmm. Expected more from this winemaker!

Oak not integrated and stands out a little too much in the finish. 2006 in 2015. Exciting beginning. Not the best finish. Had this past its prime? Hmmm. Expected more from this winemaker!

Sep 12th, 2015