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2010 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots

ITEM 8241832 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
drbat 1 $65 $65
7 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8263077 4 $66 Jun 12, 2022
I8253072 2 $65 Jun 5, 2022
I8241832 1 $65 May 29, 2022
I8210971 5 $70 May 8, 2022
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

A beautiful wine...Loaded with black fruit, licorice, bouquet garni and forest floor characteristics, it is an opulent, round, delicious 2010.

93James Suckling

This is round and soft with a generosity and richness. Full body with juicy fruit, chocolate, berries and hints of walnuts.

90Vinous / IWC

Dark red cherries, plums, smoke and tobacco ...Floral notes appear later, adding lift and perfume on the finish.

PRODUCER

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.