CPE-377

Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Au Paradis’, Peter Michael

Au Paradis is estate grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville vineyard that Peter Michael Winery purchased in 2009. The wine itself is at least 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Cabernet Franc. The red Aiken series soil of this vineyard site produces a meaty expression of these varietals. The name translates to “in heaven” and recalls a magical moment at a Michael Family campout on a hilltop in our vineyards. They awoke to discover a sea of fog below them and a bright new day above. The youngest grandson, then about six, asked, “Are we in heaven?”

Aged 18 months in 100% French oak barrels

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
US
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

Deep red ruby color.  Offers elegant notes of blackcurrant, black cherry, chocolate, licorice, cloves, cinnamon and an exotic touch of orange. The texture is velvety and loaded with black currant, cassis liqueur, game, blackberry, black olives, coconut, and plum, with an iron-like minerality and gunpowder notes. The finish is round, refined, complex and meaty with incredible length. This wine will continue to develop and age gracefully for three decades or more.

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
94
Date:
2016-10-28

Spectator

Score:
95
Date:
2018-06-20