2009 Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley Cabernet Blend (750 ml)
From Peter Michael Winery…. Grown on the slopes of Mt. St. Helena in Knights Valley, the distinctive aromas and flavors of our proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot clearly display their hillside origins. Rocky, rhyolitic soils created through volcanic activity millennia ago, contribute a mineral richness and add to the wine’s complexity. Spanning 49 acres, Les Pavots ascends to an elevation of nearly 1,400 feet. Merlot and Cabernet Franc grow on the cool upper slopes and Cabernet Sauvignon grows just below.
Harvested: October 6 – October 14, 2009
Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc,
10% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Aged 17 months in 100% French oak barrels from artisan coopers
Bottled unfined and unfiltered May 18, 2011
Release: April 1, 2012