Peter Michael 'Les Pavots' Cabernet 2014

Peter Michael 'Les Pavots' Cabernet 2014

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HARVESTED September 22 ‰ÛÒ October 6, 2014

BLEND 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

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


RELEASE April 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 skin and pulp of the berries were thicker than normal, resulting in low juice yields at the press and exceptional concentration in the wines

TASTING NOTES 2014 Les Pavots greets the eye with a near-black ruby color and vermillion highlights. The nose has a deep bouquet of cacao powder, potpourri, black cherry, blueberry and licorice, with nuances of cedar, cigar box, black tea, graphite, vanilla, black truffle, and a stylish ‰Û÷garrigue‰Ûª touch. Extremely full-bodied and elegant, the wine offers the same rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is dense and round, with supple tannins and earthy notes that lead to a long finish. Complex, the wine will age gracefully for two decades and provides a classic presentation of our estate‰Ûªs terroir.

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