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Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres Midi 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS97

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $69.99

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“This is very rich and dense with layer after layer of fruit – quince, lemons and baked pears. Full body. Hints of phenolic structure. This is a dead ringer for top white Bordeaux, such as Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Crunchy acidity. A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. Enjoyable now, but better in 2020.” - James Suckling (11/18)

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Spotlight: Nicolas Morlet
Wine has always been a way of life for Nicolas Morlet, as it is for his brother and predecessor at Peter Michael, Luc Morlet: both grew up working on the family domaine in Champagne. Born in Epernay to a fifth generation wine-grower family, Nick and his brothers grew up working on the family estate. “Here in California, there is an opportunity to actually discover new terroirs.” says Nick. That kind of viticultural exploration is not available in France anymore. Freedom is crucial to let art express itself. Freedom is vital to achieve the best quality possible.” This passionate approach to classical winemaking with a sense of innovation is natural to Peter Michael Winery’s philosophy. Innovations such as the exclusive use of wild yeast take them more deeply into the legacy begun by Helen Turley and developed by Mark Aubert and Luc Morlet, who has now become a consultant to Peter Michael Winery.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“This is very rich and dense with layer after layer of fruit – quince, lemons and baked pears. Full body. Hints of phenolic structure. This is a dead ringer for top white Bordeaux, such as Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Crunchy acidity. A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. Enjoyable now, but better in 2020.” - James Suckling (11/18)

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Spotlight: Nicolas Morlet
Wine has always been a way of life for Nicolas Morlet, as it is for his brother and predecessor at Peter Michael, Luc Morlet: both grew up working on the family domaine in Champagne. Born in Epernay to a fifth generation wine-grower family, Nick and his brothers grew up working on the family estate. “Here in California, there is an opportunity to actually discover new terroirs.” says Nick. That kind of viticultural exploration is not available in France anymore. Freedom is crucial to let art express itself. Freedom is vital to achieve the best quality possible.” This passionate approach to classical winemaking with a sense of innovation is natural to Peter Michael Winery’s philosophy. Innovations such as the exclusive use of wild yeast take them more deeply into the legacy begun by Helen Turley and developed by Mark Aubert and Luc Morlet, who has now become a consultant to Peter Michael Winery.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Peter Michael

Vineyard Designate

AVA Knights Valley

Region Sonoma County