Peter Michael Wine Tasting

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 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 every tasting we have hosted has SOLD OUT, many before we even send the announcement out.  Like this Peter Michael event coming up in two weeks, we only have 1 space remaining for this event! 

But we usually have a space or two open up as we wait till the week of the event to confirm everyone. So, if you are interested in attending we can put you on the waiting list as we usually have a few casualties the week of the event.

We recently acquired a nice little collection of one of California's finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers’ wines, and the new releases have also just arrived from our distributor so we figured this would be a good way to start out 2021 with a “Once in a Lifetime” wine tasting featuring one of California’s best producers of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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 left overs!!

Join us as we experience 12 different wines from Peter Michael Winery along with a special menu.  The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $275 + tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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Peter Michael Wine Tasting
Thursday, January 28th
7:30pm

2019 Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc Apres Midi Knights Valley
2018 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote
2018 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere
2018 Peter Michael Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille
2017 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene
2014 Peter Michael “Le Caprice” Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2016 Peter Michael “Le Caprice” Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2012 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville Napa
2013 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville Napa
2015 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville Napa
2016 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville Napa
2017 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Oakville Napa

Menu
Selection of Charcuterie
King Salmon Carpaccio with Bond Olive Oil, Lemon Zest, mint and Elderberry Aioli
A5 Waygu Filet Mignon with Carrot Flan and Broccoli Rapini
Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon and Berries

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $275 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservation if you do not eat steak and Toni will be happy to make an alternative menu selection for 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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