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2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley (750ml)
Producer: Peter Michael Winery petermichaelwinery.com
Appellation: Knights Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$225.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 17, 2010 , Thomas Ivey
95 points "Delicious, well integrated tannins and ripe berries and a long smooth finish. "
rated: December 31, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "The 2005 Les Pavots (3,600 cases of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is a sensational wine, with a style that suggests a hypothetical blend of a great St.-Emilion and Pomerol. Chocolatey cassis notes intermixed with incense, licorice, and a hint of black olive are present in this wine. When it hits the palate, it comes across as very Pomerol-like, with lushness, full body, and opulence. The tannins are sweet, the pH high, and the wine gorgeously full, pure, dense, and long. It’s a terrific example of non-interventionalist winemaking that has turned out a beautiful, silky-textured wine that should age effortlessly for 15+ years. Like so many 2005s, this wine has really put on weight since I tasted it last year. " Best 2007-2022
rated: February 9, 2008 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2008-2025
rated: July 21, 2008 , James Laub (WS)
97 points "Shows gorgeous Cabernet purity, with a profound offering of ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry, blackberry, anise and mineral. Amazingly supple and harmonious, with tannins that are both gentle and tender and then just firm enough to let you know they're there. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. 3,600 cases made. –JL" Best 2008-2017