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2009 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots

ITEM 8314989 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
matma2 2 $75 $150
2 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8314989 2 $75 Jul 10, 2022
I8290787 1 $75 Jun 26, 2022
I8279959 1 $75 Jun 19, 2022
I8269460 3 $75 Jun 12, 2022
I8249341 2 $75 May 29, 2022
I8175543 1 $75 Apr 10, 2022
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94The Wine Advocate

...huge, mouthfilling wine bursting with dark fruit.

92Vinous / IWC

Offers intense blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors brightened by juicy acidity, which adds back-end cut.


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.