Critical Acclaim: 97 pts James Suckling; 97 pts Jeb Dunnuck; 96 pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color with a red-purple rim, the 2018 ‘Les Pavots’ reveals a sophisticated bouquet of freshly blossomed violets and sweet tones of blueberry and boysenberry synchronizing with native, wild garrique and crushed stone minerality. Full-bodied and elegant, the wine offers a lavish array of flavors: blackberry pie and Albion strawberries contrast savory notes of tobacco and cigar box. Hints of cedar, vanilla bean, and black pepper lead to a long, well-structured finish. Approachable in its youth, Les Pavots provides an exemplary representation of our winery estate terroir and will continue to evolve graciously for two decades.
Varietal: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 3% Petite Verdot.