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2015 Peter Michael L'Apres Midi

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March 17, 2024 - $48

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

The aromas of pear, lemon and flowers are so attractive. Full body, lots of fruit and a dense palate. Layered and delicious. One of the most powerful L'Apres-Midi ever. 88% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Semillon.

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

88% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Semillon...one of California’s most exciting Sauvignons.. a texture of Chardonnay and exotic mango, honeysuckle, ripe melon and wet-rock scented fragrance, medium to full body..striking precision and vibrancy.

92Wine Spectator

Rich and succulent, with honeycomb and honeysuckle notes and buttered brioche accents to the core of dried apricot and peach cobbler. Expressive and complex on the spicy finish, showing enough acidity to keep the flavors fresh and juicy.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, dry white wine hails from France but is grown in wine regions around the world. In California, it is sometimes called Fume Blanc; while in Sauternes, it is a component of their famous dessert wines.