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About Peter Michael Winery
Appropriately enough, Sir Peter Michael, an Englishman who made his name in electronics, established his vineyard in Sonoma County's Knights Valley. From the moment he purchased the property in 1982, Sir Michael has insisted upon an Old-World approach to New World wine. Terroir is paramount here, along with elegance in favor of overstatement.
93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013
(62% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot): Bright purple. Dark cherry and plum aromas are brightened by notes of peppery spices and minerals. More structured and less flamboyant than the Les Pavots, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that coat the palate. Shows very good energy and cut on the finish, which features youthfully chewy tannins and a whiplash of dark fruit. Definitely decant this one if you can't keep your hands off it now. (JR)