2002 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Estate Blend 3L

2002 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Estate Blend 3L

Wine Advocate 99pts: "A great, great success (and of course, this is Knight’s Valley material), the 2002 Les Pavots, which I loved from barrel as well as bottle, still has a good 20+ years of life ahead of it. At this point, it is tasting like a vigorous young adolescent in its evolutionary development. The blend in 2002 from the winery was 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Moreover there are just under 3,000 cases of this spectacular wine, which I’m hoping many readers have cellared away. Inky black/purple, with a nose of incense, licorice, balsamic and Asian soy notes interwoven with blackberry, blueberry and hints of truffle and camphor, this wine is full-bodied, opulent and voluptuously textured, with sensational mid-palate, depth and richness. This is a killer Bordeaux-styled, ripe, exuberant, flamboyant red from Peter Michael that stands as one of the all-time great Les Pavots cuvees ever made. It ideally needs another 3-4 years of cellaring, although it is quite accessible and should keep for a minimum of 20 or more years. Bravo!"


Vinous 94pts: "Cooler on the nose than the 2001 despite showing a near-roasted ripeness, with aromas of black raspberry, licorice, minerals and flowers. Thick, dense and superripe, with compelling sweetness and layers of dark fruit flavor. Wonderfully full and deep wine with extraordinary palate coverage. The finish offers explosive persistence and the thoroughly ripe, sweet tannins reach the front teeth. This has really del ivered on its early promise."




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  • Vintage:2002
  • Country:United States
Price: $1,200.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "Fully saturated with ruby red color, Les Pavots reveals a gorgeous and intense bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, lavender, violet, black licorice and espresso coffee interspersed with nuances of tobacco and earthy notes. Rich and full bodied, this wine offers the same ripe fruit impressions on the palate accentuated by rich silky tannins and an impressively long finish."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 3L
Region Sonoma
Sub Region Knights Valley
Department US Cabernet & Red Blends
Varietal Cabernet Blend
Designation No
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