Leading with intense aromas of raspberry, plum and red cherry,
the 2008 Le Moulin Rouge follows with hints of Earl Grey tea.
Opening further, the bouquet reveals additional aromas such as
strawberry, Grillottes cherry with clove and cinnamon in the
background. Intense in the mouth, the wine blends richness and
delicacy as the flavors stretch to a long fruit-filled finish. This
beautiful wine drinks well young yet will age for a decade.
"Bright ruby-red. Explosively perfumed scents of black raspberry, potpourri, patchouli and Asian spices, with slow-building smokiness. Deeply pitched red and dark fruit flavors are seriously concentrated but surprisingly energetic, with strong minerality providing back-end lift and cut. The floral quality repeats on the broad, sweet, very long finish."
International Wine Cellar
"Before their Sonoma Coast vineyards came into production, Peter Michael was purchasing fruit from the famed Pisoni Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and making a delicious Pinot Noir called Le Moulin Rouge. The 2008 Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge Pisoni Vineyard exhibits a dark ruby hue along with notes of black currants, raspberries and forest floor. This medium-bodied, rich 2008 is best consumed over the next 5-6 years."
The Wine Advocate