Peter Michael 'Au Paradis'' 2014

Peter Michael 'Au Paradis'' 2014

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HARVESTED August 22 ‰ÛÒ September 24, 2014

BLEND 76% Cabernet Sauvignon & 24% Cabernet Franc

Aged 18 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers


RELEASE September 1, 2017

VINTAGE NOTES The winter rainfall was 70% of normal, continuing three years of drought. Unseasonably warm temperatures in early spring accelerated bud break by four weeks, then bloom through veraison benefited from moderate temperatures. Early use of drip irrigation was critical for the health of the vines. Meticulous canopy management and substantial crop thinning brought the vines into balance. Ideal Indian summer conditions allowed us to calmly harvest each block as it achieved optimal ripeness. Yields were higher than average, but due to dehydration the skins and pulps of the berries were thicker than normal, resulting in low juice yields at the press, and exceptional concentration in the wines.

TASTING NOTES To the eye, Au Paradis presents a deep red ruby color. The nose offers elegant notes of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, licorice, cloves, cinnamon and an exotic touch of orange. In the mouth, the texture is velvety and loaded with black currant, liqueur of cassis, game, black berry liqueur, black olives, coconut, plum eau-de-vie, and an iron-like minerality. The mouth feel is round, refined, complex and meaty with an incredible length of finish. The 2014 Au Paradis will continue to age gracefully for three decades or more.

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