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2008 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots

ITEM 8171749 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Ronwalke… 1 $65 $65
11 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8253077 1 $56 Jun 5, 2022
I8241838 5 $55 May 29, 2022
I8231273 4 $55 May 22, 2022
I8171749 1 $65 Apr 10, 2022
I8162179 1 $65 Apr 3, 2022
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92Vinous / IWC

Higher pitched than the Pavots, displaying intense redcurrant and pomegranate scents and suave floral and spice nuances. Tangy and focused, offering tightly wound red berry flavors and a deeper note of bitter cherry on the back half.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

Also outstanding, it is a more forward effort. Notes of chocolaty black cherries, forest, spice and earth are present in this medium to full-bodied, lush 2008.


Peter Michael

Of the many stories that accompany the founding of Napa Valley wineries, the story of the Peter Michael Winery is one of the most colorful and unexpected. Peter Michael was born in England, where he led several successful technology companies before being knighted in 1989 in recognition of his career in technology and other industries. In the same year he and his wife Maggie founded Peter Michael Winery in Calistoga. From the beginning it was Peter Michael’s mission to produce limited quantities of Chardonnay and a proprietary red that blended Old World winemaking with New World terroir. He has a talent for attracting talent, and some of the best winemakers in the Napa Valley have worked for him, including Helen Turley and Mark Aubert. All Peter Michael’s premier wines are bottled without filtration. There are 112 acres of vines, growing Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. About 100,000 bottles are produced annually. Winemaker is Nicolas Morlet, a native of Champagne and brother of Luc Morlet, Peter Michael’s former winemaker.