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1997 Peter Michael - Les Pavots Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Sonoma - Knights Valley - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Knights Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Peter Michael's estate vineyards (founded in 1982) are what make his wines truly exceptional. Sugarloaf Ranch sits high above Knights Valley in eastern Sonoma County, and from its rocky volcanic soil come Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard, above Alexander Valley, provides additional Chardonnay. All Peter Michael... More »

Score
93
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2003-2013 VF: 2000-2018
Bid
2 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 90
Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.604%
Tasted On 11/23/2013

Drinking well now but feels like it has 5 more years in the tank.

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Author DrinkBeHappy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 09/07/2013
Drink Dates 2001-2015
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Author Front Man
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/01/2012

The cloudiness of this wine was so much that it detracted from the experience a bit. Even decanting through a strainer didnt' help; finally had to pour through a coffee filter because the particles were so fine.(had been lying down untouched so I don't think the sediment was disturbed)Mature notes on the nose. The structure was there and the wine was concentrated & full bodied, but I think this was a little past it's prime as the fruit wasn't as vibrant(and perhaps a little overripe) as a bottle of 96' I had last year. Still some drying tannins on the finish.

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Author Lulu SF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.588%
Tasted On 08/01/2011

Original Note - 14.5% alc, 79% C, 12% M, 9% CF.

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.379%
Tasted On 11/06/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2013

Very nice. Gas on the nose after popping the cork. After two hours of air this shows blueberry and casis on the nose and palate. Medium finish. This showed much better than my last bottle. However, I would drink up.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 08/01/2005
Drink Dates 2005-2011

Dark black cherry red color with aromas of dill pickles, chocolate, and smoky cherry. Attractive predominately chocolate flavor in the mouth. Moderate plus tannin, fine acidity, and good length. Tasted blind it reminded me of a Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet from a good vintage. Therefore this is an extremely disappointing performance in the great 1997 vintage for the Les Pavots. Frankly, I'm shocked at how poorly this wine presents. A 79% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, and 9% Franc blend that was aged in French oak (50% new) before being put into bottle without filtration.

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