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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 2014
Deep ruby. Vibrant dark berry, rose, white pepper and potpourri aromas show very good clarity and lift. Sweet, sappy and pliant, with a suave, silky texture to the deep black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors complicated by floral pastille and black pepper notes. Finishes with excellent clarity, lift and length, the sweet blackberry quality repeating. Morlet noted that working with this fruit, as opposed to the estate grapes, is "like playing a different instrument."