Peter Michael Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Wine AdvocateTheir newest vineyard acquisition in Oakville has produced the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis, which used to be the Showket Vineyard on the red soils of the Oakville corridor near Dalla Valle, Rudd and Screaming Eagle. Aged in 100% Darnajou casks, this cuvée of 2,300 cases is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc. Pauillac-like in a somewhat Lynch-Bages style, this meaty, fleshy wine has plenty of crème de cassis, licorice, cedar wood and forest floor. It is full-bodied, opulent, and a beautiful example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 25-30 years.
Wine SpectatorThough intense and assertive, there's a charming suppleness to the texture, letting the flavors of dark berry, anise, baking spices and mocha glide along. Most impressive for the intensity and persistence on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2038. 2,300 cases made.