2013 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
James Suckling Peter Michael Winery, 2013 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
"The complex aromas are amazing with hot stones, blackcurrants, meat, and iron. Turns to porcini and wet earth. Cassis leaf, too. Full-bodied, velvety, and savory with blueberries, iron, iodine and oyster shell. Classic texture. So fabulous to taste now but will age beautifully for decades to come." –Jan-16
Wine Advocate Peter Michael Winery, 2013 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis comes from one of their newer acquisitions, formerly known as the Showket Vineyard in the red soil hillsides overlooking the Oakville crossroads. This is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc. Production is less than 1,530 cases. The 2013 displays loads of roasted meats, licorice, graphite, dusty, loamy soil notes, creamy blackcurrants and blackberries, stunning richness, and a Pauilllac-like first-growth cedarwood and crème de cassis notes. The Cabernet Franc from this area grows right next to the famous Maya wine of Dalle Valle. This wine spent all of its time in 100% new Daranjou cooperage, which is not even noticeable in the aromatics or flavors. This full-bodied, modern-day classic should age brilliantly for 30-35 years. -RP"
Peter Michael Winery, 2013 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon 'Au Paradis'
Located in the heart of the Oakville AVA’s famed “red dirt” in Napa Valley, Au Paradis Vineyard is exactly where its name translates, “In Heaven.” 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.