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Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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14.90% /
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Vintage: 2022
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Introducing the Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022, a wine that epitomizes the essence of a leisurely and indulgent afternoon. Crafted with care and expertise by the renowned Peter Michael Winery and their skilled winemaker Robert Fiore, this Sauvignon Blanc blend is a celebration of those slow, lazy afternoons that Sir Peter Michael cherishes. The name  peter michael l après midi sauvignon blanc, the ‘ L’ Apres Midi ‘ (la-prey mi-dee), French for “the afternoon,” perfectly encapsulates the spirit of this exceptional wine, designed to be savored during the tranquil moments of the day.
This exquisite blend, one of two estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon offerings from Peter Michael Winery, hails from the prestigious Les Pavots Vineyard. Here, the grapes flourish alongside the vineyard’s red Bordeaux varietals, benefiting from steep slopes, excellent drainage, and the cool, refreshing air at higher altitudes. The fruit for ‘ L’ Apres Midi is meticulously hand-picked and sorted, then whole-cluster pressed and naturally fermented in barrels. This process, which intentionally omits a second malolactic fermentation, is crucial in preserving the wine’s inherent fruity and zesty character. The blend predominantly features Sauvignon Blanc, complemented by just a touch of Sémillon, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.
The 2022 vintage of Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc was shaped by a year of climatic contrasts. Following a December blessed with ample rain, January and February were relatively dry, leading to an earlier-than-usual budbreak. The cooler, rainy conditions of March, April, and early May resulted in less fruit setting, mirroring the lower yields of 2021. The summer months brought their own challenges, with June and August experiencing intense heat spikes, and a significant heat wave in early September pushing temperatures above 110 degrees F (43 degrees C). This extreme weather pattern affected the final blocks of Sauvignon Blanc to be harvested. However, the arrival of rain and a subsequent drop in temperature allowed the Sémillon grapes to ripen gradually to perfection by early October. The harvest for Sauvignon Blanc spanned from August 25 to September 7, while the Sémillon was harvested between October 4 and 11.
In the winery, each lot of Peter Michael L’ Apres Midi was aged separately on its lees for nine months, undergoing gentle stirring to enhance its complexity and texture. The final cuvée was then judiciously blended, ensuring that each bottle of Peter Michael l Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc encapsulates the unique character and quality of the vintage.
The 2022 Peter Michael Midi Sauvignon Blanc presents a stunning light gold color, inviting the drinker to a sensory journey reminiscent of a sunlit afternoon. Its aromatic profile is a tapestry of lemon and orange blossoms, jasmine, pear, and yellow peach, interwoven with hints of baking spices and lemon curd. On the palate, this wine exudes a bright, expressive character. Juicy, well-integrated acidity gives way to a plush mouthfeel, adorned with notes of apricot, passion fruit, and vanilla cream. The finish is long and exhilarating, marked by flavors of mango, lemon zest, and lime blossom.
This Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc, with an alcohol content of 14.9%, is a medium-bodied wine, offering versatility and elegance. It is an ideal companion for a variety of occasions, whether enjoyed alone as a reflective sip or paired with delicate culinary creations. In conclusion, the Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022 is more than a mere wine; it is an embodiment of a moment in time, a reflection of nature’s rhythms and the dedicated craftsmanship at Peter Michael Winery.

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22 reviews for Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022

  1. Eunice Long

    Peter Michael’s L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is spectacular. The taste of stone, honeysuckle, and apple is a delight. Try it with crab and lobster for a gourmet experience.

  2. Diana Salada

    The L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc from Peter Michael Winery is amazing. The smoke, guava, and mango flavors are a perfect blend. A must-try for any Sauvignon Blanc lover.

  3. James Chin

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a marvel. The butter, minerals, and pear flavors are a delight. It’s the perfect Sauvignon Blanc to pair with salads.

  4. Trisha Kim

    Peter Michael’s L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a joy. The burst of tangerine, kiwi, and marzipan is delightful. A great addition to any wine collection.

  5. Brian Sampson

    Peter Michael’s L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is exquisite. The passion fruit, gooseberry, and toast flavors are distinct. It’s the perfect wine for a special occasion.

  6. Pamela Harrell

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is sublime. The cream, pear, and melon flavors blend perfectly. It’s the best Sauvignon Blanc to pair with salads and shellfish.

  7. Willa Pilkington

    The Peter Michael Winery has outdone itself with the L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a white wine that’s green and flinty, with a vibrant citrus kick. Pairs well with green vegetables.

  8. Stephen Shah

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc offers a unique taste of banana, white peach, and straw. It’s a white wine that’s green and flinty, and a must-try.

  9. Ann Ryan

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a star. The orange flavor is a standout, making it a unique white wine. Perfect for seafood dishes.

  10. James Henry

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a treat. The caramel, almond, and green apple flavors are a delight. It’s a marvelous wine from winemaker Peter Michael.

  11. Betty Gallager

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a delight. The honeysuckle, apple, and lime flavors are a joy. It’s the perfect wine for a summer evening.

  12. Danielle Batts

    Peter Michael’s L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is exceptional. The cream, melon, and stone flavors are a treat. A must-try for any white wine lover.

  13. Janet Barker

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a must-try. It’s a symphony of tropical, citrus, and peach flavors, with a hint of oak. Truly an Alsace wine to savor.

  14. Malcolm Armstrong

    The Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a Knights Valley AVA gem. The taste of honey, grapefruit, and lemon is heavenly. Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast, it’s a delight!

  15. Arthur Bradley

    I love the Alsace wines, but this Peter Michael wine is a delightful surprise. The white wine green and flinty texture is reminiscent of a sunny afternoon, and the taste is a mix of citrus, peach, and a hint of vanilla, a true Sauvignon Blanc grapes varietal masterpiece. I highly recommend it.

  16. James Murdock

    L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc from Peter Michael Winery is a revelation. The buttery richness balanced with mineral tones makes it a must-try. It’s a Sauvignon Blanc grapes varietal treat.

  17. Chelsea Perkins

    The L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc from Peter Michael Winery is a dream. The citrus, oak, and tropical flavors are a delight. It’s a must-try for any wine enthusiast.

  18. Tara Gentry

    Peter Michael’s L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is magnificent. The grass, stone fruit, and pineapple flavors are divine. Free shipping on 12 bottles makes it even more tempting.

  19. Thomas Transue

    The L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc from Peter Michael Winery is divine. The refreshing lime, apricot, and vanilla flavors are exceptional. It’s the perfect white wine for a summer afternoon.

  20. Russell Troxler

    The L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc from Peter Michael Winery is a gem. The apricot, vanilla, and grass flavors are a perfect blend. A must-try for any Sauvignon Blanc enthusiast.

  21. Adrian Robinson

    Peter Michael’s L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a knockout. The honey, grapefruit, and peach flavors hit the spot. A white wine that’s green and flinty, it’s perfect for seafood.

  22. Margaret Green

    This Peter Michael L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is a real gem from the Peter Michael WINERY. A must-try for Sauvignon Blanc lovers, it bursts with tropical flavors like mango, apple, and a hint of honey. The Knights Valley AVA surely knows how to produce top-rated wines, and this one, rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast, is no exception. I paired it with a green salad and enjoyed the way the citrus and grassy notes complemented the dish. The winemaker, Peter Michael, has done an excellent job balancing the flavors. I can’t wait to try this Sauvignon Blanc with crab and lobster next time. Plus, free shipping on 6 bottles!

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How popular is Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc?

Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc, particularly the " L'Après Midi " label, enjoys a reputation for quality and distinction. Known for its exceptional craftsmanship and characteristic flavor profile, it often receives high praise from wine enthusiasts and critics alike. The winery's commitment to traditional winemaking techniques and its unique terroir in Sonoma County contribute to the wine's popularity among connoisseurs.

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.

What does Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022 taste like?


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Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, smoke

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, vanilla, chocolate

apple, green apple, pear

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blueberry, jam

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, anise

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon, lemon zest

cheese, cream, oil

Vegetal notes found in the wine

tomato, grass, straw

raisin, fig, dried apricot

tropical, pineapple, mango

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, hibiscus, jasmine

Food Pairing with Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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Peter Michael Winery, a bastion of fine winemaking, is nestled in the picturesque Knight's Valley region of Calistoga, California. Established in 1982 by Sir Peter Michael and Lady Michael, the winery is a testament to their passion for land and winemaking. This enchanting location, chosen for its unique terroir, lies on the western flank of Mount St. Helena, offering an idyllic setting for producing world-class wines. The vineyards of Peter Michael Winery are strategically scattered across distinct locations, each carefully selected for its specific environmental characteristics. The Knights Valley Estate in the Knights Valley AVA of Sonoma County, the Seaview Vineyard in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, and the Au Paradis Vineyard in the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley are among these prime...check our brand Peter Michael
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Sauvignon Blanc, a beloved grape varietal in the wine world, offers an enticing array of flavors and aromas that have captured the palates of wine enthusiasts worldwide. Originating from Bordeaux, France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape bears a pale green hue. It is believed that its name is derived from the words "sauvage" (meaning wild) and "blanc" (meaning white) in French, reflecting its ancient roots as a native vine in South West France. It may share ancestry with the Savagnin grape. Globally, Sauvignon Blanc thrives, yielding a white wine that is both zesty and invigorating. Notably, it contributes to the esteemed sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac. The cultivation of Sauvignon Blanc spans various regions including France, Chile, Romania, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,...Please check Sauvignon Blanc for more information

Winemaker of Peter Michael L Apres Midi Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Robert Fiore

Robert Fiore

Robert Fiore, the winemaker at Peter Michael Winery, stands as a remarkable figure in the world of viticulture and enology, blending his profound expertise in geology with a deep-seated passion for winemaking. His journey in the realm of wine is a fascinating tale of academic rigor, global exploration, and creative innovation. Fiore's early fascination with geology laid the groundwork for his future in winemaking. His extensive academic journey in geological sciences, culminating in a Master of Science degree, provided him with a unique perspective on the intricate relationship between terroir and wine. This background in Earth Sciences led him to investigate geologic formations globally, further solidifying his understanding of the natural world. It was during his geological... More Products
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