Peter Michael, L'Esprit des Pavots, Bordeaux Red Blend, 2018

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L’Esprit des Pavots literally means “The Spirit of the Poppies.” First produced in the 2001 vintage, the wine was sourced from the younger vines on the Peter Michael Estate. As the vineyard matured, “L’Esprit” has evolved into a more typically Californian expression of the Les Pavots vineyard’s terroir. Affectionately referred to as Les Pavots’ little brother, the blend for L’Esprit is a bit more free-form than Les Pavots, varying more from vintage to vintage. As of 2016 selected lots from the Au Paradis vineyard in Oakville were introduced to the blend, signalling the next evolution in the life of the L'Esprit wine.

92 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate)

"A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2018 L'Esprit des Pavots comes from 51% Knights Valley AVA and 49% Oakville AVA. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it wafts out of the glass with compelling floral notes of dried roses and lavender over a core of Morello cherries, juicy plums, fresh blackberries and black raspberries. Full-bodied, the palate is completely coated and black and red fruit preserves flavors, supported by fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and fragrant. 1,707 cases were made." 2022-2034

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