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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Peter Michael Le Caprice Pinot Noir 2009
Peter Michael Le Caprice Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 119375)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $135.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Le Caprice can be identified by its deep red ruby color and bright crimson tinge. Delicate red forest fruit is the signature of this vineyard, with aromas of raspberry, currant, red cherry, strawberry, fresh leather and graphite. Refined and intense, 2009 Le Caprice expresses in the palate a wonderful concentration of red fruits with subtle notes of leather and graphite supported by a silky texture and a lingering aromatic finish.
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About Peter Michael:

In 1982 Sir Peter and Lady Margaret Michael built the Peter Michael Winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California. The estate vineyards rest on steep hillsides ranging in elevation from 1100 to nearly 2000 feet. Of the nearly 600 estate acres, only about 20% are planted to grapes. Peter Michael Winery is best known for single-vineyard and estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Peter Michael Winery remains true to its commitment to growing classic grape varieties in small mountain vineyards in order to produce great wines using classical winemaking techniques. Given this covenant to the product, only a limited quantity will ever be available.