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Wine Advocate
Peter Michael Winery, 2014 Peter Michael Pinot Noir 'Le Caprice'

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"The production of the 2014 Pinot Noirs ranges from a low of 543 cases for the Clos du Ciel to a high of 1,227 cases for the Ma Danseuse. All of these Pinot Noirs are made from what is simply called a Vosne-Romanée clone, which is code, I expect, for a vineyard such as Romanée-Conti or La Tâche, but no oneÄôs talking. The 2014 Pinot Noir Le Caprice comes from the steepest part of the vineyard, offering up wonderfully floral notes, along with tart raspberries, loads of cherries, damp earth, roasted herbs and spring flowers. It is a beautiful Côte de Nuit-like Pinot Noir that one might realistically compare with a Grand Cru from Burgundy, such as Griotte-Chambertin. It should drink well for 10-15+ years."
–Oct-16
Vinous
Peter Michael Winery, 2014 Peter Michael Pinot Noir 'Le Caprice'

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"A powerful, intense wine, the 2014 Pinot Noir Le Caprice emerges from the steepest and warmest part of Peter Michael's Sonoma Coast estate vineyard. It is also the first of the Pinots to be picked. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, spices and tobacco are all laced together nicely. Silky, perfumed and light on its feet, the 2014 is a good example of the mid-weight style of the vintage on the Sonoma Coast. The aromatics are especially expressive today."
–Aug-16
Wine Spectator
Peter Michael Winery, 2014 Peter Michael Pinot Noir 'Le Caprice'

91
"Deceptively complex, slow to build but does so impressively, with a core of plum, blueberry, raspberry, tea and floral notes gaining traction and density, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2021"
–Jun-16
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2014 Peter Michael Pinot Noir 'Le Caprice'
Peter Michael Winery

100% Pinot Noir

The fruit for Le Caprice is grown in specific blocks of the Seaview estate vineyard. Located between Ma Danseuse to the north and Clos du Ciel to the south, this is the steepest of the vineyards with some sections exceeding 50% in slope. Slightly warmer than Ma Danseuse, it faces subtly more to the east and receives just a touch less marine influence. Le Caprice, as in capricious, is an ode to the fickle nature of the Pinot Noir grape.

Fruit is 100% naturally fermented using native yeasts and aged 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels from select artisan coopers.

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