1996 Peter Michael "Les Pavots"

1996 Peter Michael "Les Pavots"

Wine Advocate 96pts: "The powerhouse, opaque purple/blue-colored 1996 Les Pavots is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc. The nose offers up blackberry, licorice, cassis, and pain grille aromas. The superb extract, well-defined personality, and smoky, licorice, Asian spice, and blackberry flavors provide a thrilling tasting experience. It was bottled with neither fining nor filtration. There are approximately 2,800 cases of this fabulous effort. Anticipated maturity: now-2025."


IWC 91pts: "Perfumed aromas of blueberry, kirsch and framboise, with complicating notes of mint and pencil shavings. Sweet and supple, but firm and penetrating, with sharply defined, intense flavors that are complex but unevolved. Strong acids currently clash with huge tannins. Quite dominated by its structure in the early going, but this very dry wine has the concentration of fruit to benefit from extended bottle aging. 91(+?) points"




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  • Vintage:1996
  • Country:United States
Price: $195.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "Cab-based blend, which contains Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, comes from low-yielding vines grown 1,700 feet above Knights Valley."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 750ml
Region Sonoma
Sub Region Knights Valley
Department Cellar Wines
Varietal Cabernet Blend
Designation No
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