Peter Michael Wine Tasting Featuring a Vertical of Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon back to the 2012 Vintage

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 07:30 PM

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What is better than to sit at the end of a day and drink wine with friends, or substitute for friends.
-James Joyce

I have not needed any substitutes this year as almost every tasting we have hosted has been better than the last!  I just received an incredible collection of older vintage Peter Michael wines so I figured it is time to do some scientific work with one of California’s top wineries.  These wines still sells at a relative value based on all the 100 point scores these wines have received in both the red and white category.  Which is unique as Chardonnay that scores those last two points are unicorns! 

If you can’t make the tasting, we have the entire stock of Peter Michael wines in the store on this offering so you can enjoy a Peter Michael experience at home with your “Wine Drinking People” or I’m not opposed to drinking alone especially great wines like this and make sure you save some for the next day… nothing better than Peter Michael leftovers!!

Join us as we experience 13 different wines from Peter Michael Winery including the (100 Point) 2017 “Point Rouge” Chardonnay and the 2012 Au Paradis which was the #1 wine in the Wine Spectator’s top 100 a few years back.  The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $350 + tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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Peter Michael Winery Wine Tasting
Featuring a Vertical of Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon back to the 2012 Vintage
Thursday, April 25th
7:30pm

2022 Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres Midi Knights Valley

2017 Peter Michael 'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma
2017 Peter Michael 'Mon Plaisir' Chardonnay Sonoma County
2017 Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma
2017 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere Knights Valley Sonoma
2017 Peter Michael Point Rouge Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma

2012 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville
2014 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville
2015 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville
2016 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville
2017 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville 
2018 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville
2019 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville

 

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Aged Balsamic and Basil Oil
Scallop Carpaccio with Candied Lime and Lavender aioli
Beef Shortrib Wellington with Cabernet Sauvignon Peppercorn Sauce and Shoestring Fries
Chocolate Creme Brulee

 

The fee for this tasting is $350 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any dietary restrictions and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.

 

A bit about Peter Michael Winery:

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In 1982, after an extensive, seven-year search for California property to serve as both family retreat and vineyard, Sir Peter Michael purchased 630 acres of volcanic ridges on the western face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley. For the entrepreneurial founder of Quantel and frequent visitor to Northern California, it was love at first sight.

In 1983, with the help of his wife, Lady Michael, they planted red Bordeaux varietals in the volcanic soils at the site. Four years later they hired Helen Turley to make their first wine, the 1987 Mon Plaisir Chardonnay, produced from fruit grown at the nearby Gauer Estate (now Alexander Mountain Estate) in the Alexander Valley. The wine was followed a year later by their first Cuvée Red Bordeaux Indigène Chardonnay, a barrel selection of wine fermented with indigenous yeast.

Over the years the family expanded their plantings of red Bordeaux varietals on the lower, warmer sites and Chardonnay on the higher, cooler portions of the estate. To take full advantage of their unique conditions, each block was delineated and developed based upon the intricate puzzle of terroir. Soils, microclimates, topography and exposures were all considered in the selection of varieties, rootstocks, row orientation, vine spacing and drainage. In addition to the vines, the family also ensured the long-term natural balance of the estate by restoring native habitats and extensively reforesting with native species trees.

In 1998, the family purchased the 400-acre Seaview property located on the true Sonoma Coast. This amazing site possesses the best attributes of both coastal and mountain sites. While the climate is quite cool throughout the growing season, its location above the fog line provides enough sunlight to fully ripen the fruit. Seaview was planted to Pinot Noir in 2006 and 2007. In 2009, the winery also purchased a 41-acre parcel on a raised plateau overlooking the east side of Napa’s Oakville appellation with 26 planted acres of red Bordeaux varietals.

Some of the most illustrious names in the industry have served as Peter Michael’s winemaker including: Helen Turley, Mark Aubert, Vanessa Wong, Luc Morlet, and current winemaker Nicolas Morlet. Throughout its history, the winery has continued to reflect Sir Peter’s founding credo of “mountain vineyards, classical winemaking, limited production.” In keeping with Sir Peter’s “100 by 100 plan” – 100% family ownership for at least 100 years – there has been a generational passing of the baton at the estate. Over the past few years, son Paul Michael and his wife Emily have assumed increasing responsibility in the strategic direction of the winery.

 

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