Peter Michael Les Pavots

Nick Jackson, MW | February 12, 2020

A Flagship Wine

At the very northern end of Napa Valley - in fact in Sonoma County - lies the rolling Les Pavots vineyard of Peter Michael. At around 1,000 feet of altitude, the Cabernet-dominated Bordeaux blend that comes from these hills is the flagship wine of the outstanding Peter Michael estate.   

French winemaker Nicolas Morlet’s Les Pavots is more European in style than many Cabernets from Napa. It is always well structured and needs a few years to open fully. But when it does, it is one of the most balanced, fresh and complex wines from the region, offering an excellent Napa value.