Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis, 2018, 750ML

SKU: 861027
Region: USA | Napa Valley
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Franc | Merlot
Rating: Wine Advocate 95

Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis is a blend of76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc.

The 2018 Au Paradis appears near-black to ruby in color with perfumed aromas of red rose and distinct black currant and cassis. Equally, the flavor delivers dark fruit reminiscent of plum and creme de cassis aside bright and savory notes of raspberry, rose petal, and graphite. Well-rounded on the palate, showing refinement with complexity and the hallmark aromas and flavors characteristic of the acclaimed iron-rich, red dirt soils of Oakville. Approachable now, the wine will reward five years of cellaring and will continue to age gracefully for two decades or more.

Peter Michaels Au Paradis vineyard is composed of the red, rocky, volcanic soils common to parts of Pritchard Hill, which makes sense since it is located in Oakville foothills, below Continuum and above Dalla Valle.