2012 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
Wine Advocate Peter Michael Winery, 2012 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
"Peter MichaelâÄôs newest offering comes from the Showket Vineyard in Oakville, which sits high on the hillsides of the Vaca Mountains in eastern Napa Valley. The vineyard is next to Dalla Valle, so this is a high-rent Cabernet district. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis is composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc. It exhibits lots of grilled meat, spice box, cedarwood, crĂ¨me de cassis and vanilla characteristics, a full-bodied earthiness, stunning purity, and refined, silky tannins. It is a gorgeous 2012 red to drink over the next 25+ years. 95+ points" â€“Jan 2015
Wine Spectator Peter Michael Winery, 2012 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
"Deliciously pure and supple, with explosive dark berry and red berry flavors and a silky, polished texture. The tannins become more evident midway through, with a gravelly crushed rock profile that adds a dimension of dust and mineral. Drink now through 2030.
#1 Wine of the 2015 in the WS Top 100"
â€“Oct 15 2015, James Laube
Peter Michael Winery, 2012 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
Located in the heart of the Oakville AVAâ€™s famed â€śred dirtâ€ť in Napa Valley, Au Paradis Vineyard is exactly where its name translates, â€śIn Heaven.â€ť Planted on the east side of the valley on a raised, gently sloping plateau, the vineyard sits 500-600 feet in elevation with south/southwestern exposures.
Fruit is aged 18 months in 100% French oak barrels from artisan coopers.