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‘Les Pavots’, Peter Michael

Les Pavots is Peter Michael’s flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals from our Knights Valley Estate. While the blend varies from vintage to vintage, typically it is two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon with roughly equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Les Pavots captures an elegant refined expression of the terroir embracing the full spectrum of Cabernet family varietal expression with its trademark touch of herbes de provence. The name translates to “The Poppies” and is named after the California poppies that grow wild on our estate and are the inspiration for the winery’s logo.

Les Pavots
High above Knights Valley
Eastern Sonoma County

Planted: 1989-1999
Red Bordeaux selection:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: 33 acres
  • Cabernet Franc: 4 acres
  • Merlot: 11 acres
  • Petit Verdot: 1 acre

Elevation: 1,000 – 1,400 feet
Soil: Rocky volcanic-origin
Rhyolite Exposure: Southerly

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
US
Region:
California
Appellation:
Knights Valley
Variety:
Blend - Bordeaux
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
1500
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
July 2018
Review:
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots is wonderfully refined and nuanced, especially within the context of the vintage. Classy and polished to the core, the 2015 is all grace. Hints of mocha, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and new leather all meld together effortlessly. The extreme conditions of the growing season have baked out some of the intensely savory and mineral character that is typically such a big part of the wine’s personality. In exchange, though, the 2015 is polished and very nicely textured, both of which make it easy to enjoy young.