Peter Michael 2015 Les Pavots Knights Valley
The Peter Michael 2015 Les Pavots checks in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot. It offers a huge nose of blackcurrants, blackberry, scorched earth, graphite, and cedarwood. Deep, rich, supple, and sexy, with a seamless, incredibly elegant texture, it builds with time in the glass and is a monumental Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Sonoma.
Intense aromas of plums, black truffles, bark and dark plums. Pine needles, too. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Extremely elegant and precise. The finish is very long and vertical. Compressed and refined. A beauty already. Drink in 2021 but already a joy to drink.
Peter Michael 2015 Les was a continuation of a four-year drought. Welcome rain arrived in May but it led to uneven fruit-set, resulting in a small crop. Heat during harvest pushed pick dates forward and the resulting wines had depth and concentration in small amounts.
A great match for seared duck breast served with berry compote, crushed violets and steeped hibiscus leaves interact with a dose of red roses, dark chocolate and espresso. Bold tannins accompany the juicy and defined finish.
Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Les Pavots Proprietary Red Wine is scented of crème de cassis, blueberries and baking spices with hints of chocolate box, black earth and cigar box.
Medium to full-bodied, the palate simply sings with black fruit preserves and spicy layers, supported by chewy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long. 2,870 cases were made.