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Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017

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14.90% /
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Vintage: 2017
  • WA 94
  • JS 96
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    Crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Robert Fiore, the Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017 is a testament to the exceptional quality of the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley. This exquisite wine, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc, showcases the outstanding characteristics of a vintage blessed by the end of California’s long drought and meticulous vineyard practices.

    The 2017 vintage began with an abundance of rainfall, rejuvenating the vines and setting the stage for a growing season of superb quality. Despite a slight delay in bud break due to cool spring weather, the season progressed well, with even blooming and a well-balanced crop. Warm conditions post-veraison hastened the ripening process, while the cooler temperatures closer to harvest allowed the grapes to achieve perfect ripeness, picked at the ideal moment between September 20 and 29.

    Upon observation, the Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017 reveals a near-black ruby color with captivating violet highlights, signaling the depth and intensity of flavors to follow. The nose is rich and complex, brimming with black currant and crame de cassis, complemented by intriguing meaty nuances. Hints of plum brandy, vanilla, allspice, and red rose add layers of aromatic complexity, inviting further exploration.

    On the palate, the Peter Michael Au Paradis echoes its aromatic profile with a dominant presence of juicy black currant. Additional layers unfold, revealing fresh leather, black olive, and a backbone of fine-grained tannins. These elements are seamlessly interwoven with an iron-like minerality, enhancing the overall structure and depth. The mouthfeel is both round and refined, culminating in an incredibly long and satisfying finish.

    The Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon’s elegance and structure are further acknowledged by critical acclaims, receiving a notable 96 points from James Suckling, who praised its juicy fruit, round tannins, and hints of spice, stone, and walnuts. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded it 94 points, highlighting the wine’s deep garnet-purple color, expressive notes of warm cassis, plum preserves, and wild blueberries, with undercurrents of chocolate mint, candied violets, and truffles.

    Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers and bottled unfined and unfiltered, the Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis reflects the winery’s commitment to traditional winemaking methods. With an alcohol content of 14.9%, the Au Paradis Peter Michael is approachable now but will continue to age gracefully for two decades or more. It is an exemplary representation of the Oakville terroir, offering a taste experience that is both profound and memorable.

    The Peter Michael Cabernet, particularly the 2017 Au Paradis Peter Michael, stands as a benchmark for California Cabernet Sauvignons, balancing power and elegance with remarkable skill. Every sip of the Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis invites the taster into a world where the harmony of fruit, earth, and wood is masterfully achieved. The Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a wine; it’s a journey through the rich tapestry of Napa Valley’s terroir, meticulously captured in a bottle.

    18 reviews for Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017

    1. Sandra Jackson

      The Peter Michael Cab is a revelation! Its bold and structured flavor, with a hint of cherry and cassis, is balanced perfectly with the earthy leather and tobacco tones. Pairs well with game.

    2. Debra Yokum

      The Peter Michael Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon simply blew me away. The rich tapestry of the Napa Valley’s terroir is evident in every sip. Dark fruit and French oak notes tantalize the palate.

    3. Camille Aumick

      The Peter Michael Winery hit it out of the park with the Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon. The hint of cinnamon and coffee in the finish makes it an excellent pairing with game.

    4. Rebecca Nelson

      Peter Michael Winery’s Au Paradis Cabernet is a symphony of flavors. The dark fruit, black cherry and pepper notes create a rich tapestry reminiscent of Napa Valley’s terroir. It’s a beautiful experience.

    5. Stephen Fontenot

      What a beautiful Cabernet! The Peter Michael Au Paradis boasts bold notes of blackberry and cherry with a hint of vanilla. Recommended by Wine Advocate, it certainly lives up to the hype.

    6. Judith Bailey

      This Peter Michael Cabernet is a joy to sip. The blackcurrant and tobacco notes are a perfect match. The smooth and delicious finish is the cherry on top.

    7. Beth Paniagua

      Peter Michael Wines never disappoints. The Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis is a gem with its notes of dark berry and beautiful dark tannins. It’s aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels, and it shows!

    8. Tommy Parker

      The Au Paradis Peter Michael is a standout. The black cherry and pepper notes are balanced perfectly by a hint of cocoa. It’s smooth, delicious, and worth every penny.

    9. Sean Butler

      The Peter Michael Cab is a revelation. The earthy notes and a touch of licorice make each sip unique. Top it off with a hint of violet and you’ve got a winner.

    10. Roy Gable

      Peter Michael Cabernet’s rich dark berry and smooth, delicious flavors are a testament to the 18 months it spent in French oak barrels. The beautiful dark tannins make it a must-have for any wine connoisseur.

    11. Dottie Markus

      The balance of dark fruit, black cherry, and blueberry in the Peter Michael Au Paradis is incredible. The subtle touch of cedar and the earthy finish makes this a wine to remember.

    12. Hubert Dailey

      Peter Michael Wines’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a decadent treat. The bold vanilla, cherry, and blackcurrant flavors are perfectly balanced with the warmth of leather and tobacco. It’s a sensory delight!

    13. William Truong

      If you haven’t tried the Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis, you’re missing out. The dark chocolate and smoke notes are divine. Bonus points for the 96 points awarded by James Suckling.

    14. Janice Warren

      Peter Michael Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon is a delight. Love the vanilla and oak undertones, and the blackberry notes are to die for. Definitely recommended by Wine Advocate for a reason!

    15. Victor Johnson

      The Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis is a must-try. Its licorice and dark chocolate notes are heavenly. Plus the smoke, clove, and graphite undertones? Just perfect!

    16. Amos Watkins

      Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon is a 96-pointer from James Suckling for a reason! The hints of cinnamon and coffee are delightful and the creamy raspberry finish is just sublime.

    17. Donald Mcbean

      The Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon is a must-try. The flavor profile is complex with notes of cassis, cedar, and a hint of baking spice. Truly a rich and rewarding experience.

    18. Cynthia Lueck

      I’m in love with the Peter Michael Au Paradis. The rich oak and black fruit notes are complemented by a hint of cream. It’s a red wine that’s bold and structured.

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    Faq

    Is Peter Michael wine good?

    Yes, Peter Michael wine is generally highly regarded. Peter Michael Winery is known for producing premium wines that consistently receive acclaim from wine critics and enthusiasts. They are particularly celebrated for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, including the Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis. Their wines are often noted for their quality, complexity, and expression of the unique terroir of their vineyards in California's Napa Valley and Sonoma County. As with any wine, personal taste plays a significant role, but the reputation and critical reception of Peter Michael wines suggest that they are considered very good by industry standards.

    Who owns Peter Michael Winery?

    Peter Michael Winery is owned by the Peter Michael family.

    Critical Acclaim

    WA 94
    Wine Advocate
    Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc coming from Oakville AVA, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis reveals a deep garnet-purple color and charges out of the gate with expressive notes of warm cassis, plum preserves and wild blueberries with hints chocolate mint, candied violets, black loam, truffles and charcuterie. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bags of juicy fruit with great freshness and solid, ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with laudable purity. 1,450 cases were made.
    JS 96
    James Suckling
    This is a beautiful wine with juicy fruit. Tile and iron undertones add an iodine note. Medium to full body and round tannins. Fresh and flavorful. Very pretty length and intensity. Hints of spice, stone and walnuts. Elegant and beautiful. Tight and structured. Drink or hold. Better after 2023.

    What does Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, pear, apricot

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    lemon zest, orange, orange peel

    cheese, cream, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    asparagus, bell pepper

    raisin, prune

    tamarind

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, potpourri

    Food Pairing with Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2017 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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