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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Peter Michael Les Pavots 2008
Peter Michael Les Pavots 2008
(search item no. 110581)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
James Suckling rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $179.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#50 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The 2008 Les Pavots reveals a deep, layered bouquet of black cherry, licorice, black currant, blueberry pie, and blackberry combined with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, black tea, subtle spicy notes of cloves and cinnamon and its distinctive ‘garrigue' touch. The complexity and intense character continue into the finish with a massive mouthfeel, lasting impressions on the palate and round, silky tannins. 2008 Les Pavots will benefit from three years of cellaring for near term enjoyment and will age gracefully for two decades or more.

Blend: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

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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.