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2014 Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley

America/United States, California
96 VG
94 WA
Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Oakville
Winery Peter Michael Winery
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc 
¥35,200  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Oakville
Winery Peter Michael Winery
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc 
Press
96Vinous - Antonio Galloni
94Wine Advocate
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 14.7%
Product Code PMW4CSAP14
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The nose offers elegant notes of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, licorice, cloves, cinnamon and an exotic touch of orange. In the mouth, the texture is velvety and loaded with black currant, liqueur of cassis, game, black berry liqueur, black olives, coconut, plum eau-de-vie, and an iron-like minerality. The mouth feel is round, refined, complex and meaty with an incredible length of finish.

Production

Terroir

Rocky red boomer loam, weathered from volcanic rock, 40% clay, 30% silt and 30% sand.

Vintage Notes

Unseasonably warm temperatures in early spring accelerated bud break by four weeks, then bloom through veraison benefited from moderate temperatures. Early use of drip irrigation was critical for the health of the vines. Meticulous canopy management and substantial crop thinning brought the vines into balance. Ideal Indian summer conditions allowed us to calmly harvest each block as it achieved optimal ripeness. Yields were higher than average.

Viticulture

The vineyard is planted in the foothills on the eastside of the valley on a raised gently sloping plateau. Between 500 and 600 feet, 14.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc look down upon the valley and across to the Mayacamas. The slope and hillside location provide ideal sun exposure during the day. 

Vinification

  • Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels 
  • Unfined and unfiltered