2010 ピーター・マイケル ピノ・ノワール ル・カプリス
2010 ピーター・マイケル ピノ・ノワール ル・カプリス
2010 Peter Michael Pinot Noir Le Caprice
Deep red ruby color and bright crimson tinge is the clear identifier for Le Caprice. The vineyard shows its signature characteristics of
red forest fruit coupled with aromas of red cherry liqueur, currant, raspberry, strawberry, fresh leather and graphite. The 2010 vintage
is refined and expressive with intense concentration in the mouth.
The finish lingers both aromatically and subtly on the palate. The wine will age gracefully for a decade.
Harvested: September 28, 2010 to October 5, 2010
100% naturally fermented using native yeasts
Aged 16 months in 33% new French oak barrels from select artisan coopers
Bottled unfined and unfiltered February 1, 2012
Alcohol 15.7 %; Release Date: September 1, 2012
Peter Michael Estate High above the Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir selection: Finest field selection from a Grand Cru of Burgundy
Elevation: 1,000–1,500 feet
Soil: a patchwork of rocky alluvial sediments, decomposing volcanic material, and clay
"Ripe and generous, with plush, rich blackberry and wild berry fruit that's pure and focused, gaining depth and nuance and ending with a long, persistent finish, where this picks up a touch of smoky oak. Drink now through 2022. 730 cases made. –JL"
(Issue: Aug 31, 2012)
インターナショナル・ワイン・セラー 91ポイント (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar)
"Bright ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by star anise, cinnamon and rose oil. Fleshy and smooth on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering tangy red fruit flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. Shows a suave floral quality on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity. " (May/June 2012)
ロバート・パーカーのワイン・アドボケイト (アントニオ・ガッローニ) (90-93)ポイント
"The 2010 Pinot Noir Le Caprice PMW Estate emerges from the glass with sweet candied cherries, flowers, mint and spices. This is a decidedly ripe, flashy style, especially when compared to the 2009. Sweet floral notes reappear to frame the high-toned finish in this sexy, feminine Pinot Noir. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.
I tasted a large number of wines at Peter Michael. Overall, the 2009 reds made the most positive impression on this visit. The 2009 Chardonnays are very strong. I am less enamored with the 2010 Chardonnays, as they clearly show the ill-effects of a challenging growing season, which at Peter Michael yielded very concentrated whites with slightly higher than normal alcohol levels and an element of heaviness that is out of character. Winemaker Nick Morlet describes 2010 as a difficult year. Bud break was a full month late. High winds and rain during the flowering resulted in high amounts of shatter and yields that are dramatically lower than normal. Morlet describes 2009 as a vintage where everything ripened quickly and at the same time. This lineup includes several wines that are being released for the first time, including a trio of Pinot Noirs from estate-owned coastal vineyards planted in 2006 and 2007. It will be fascinating to see how those wines develop as the vines acquire age. The newest wine in the ever-expanding Peter Michael stable is a new Cabernet Sauvignon from the former Showket vineyard that will make its debut with the 2011 vintage and that will be called Le Chevalier. I hope to taste it soon. I tasted the 2010 Chardonnays and Pinots from barrel. Those wines were scheduled to be bottled in February 2012. The 2009 Chardonnays and Pinots were bottled in late January/early February 2011. " (Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012 Antonio Galloni Drink: 2014 - 2020)
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