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The April 2021 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 4/8/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #520. Peter Michael Pinot Noir Clos du Ciel 2014

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 94 RP.
"Their most limited cuvée for true connoisseurs, and also the warmest site of the three coastal vineyards, is the 2014 Pinot Noir Clos du Ciel. This is a vineyard planted on clay with a lot of rocks and basalt. The result is a Pinot Noir with plenty of earth, firm tannins, a touch of underbrush, spring flowers, and loads of raspberries and black cherry fruit. The acids seem well-integrated and the tannins moderate, but fine . . . . a much more abundant year in 2014 that was characterized by another drought year and an earthquake the third week of August, but much better yields than 2015. Tasting these Chardonnays together, the 2015s, not yet in bottle (but they don’t filter), and the 2014s, in bottle for close to a year, struck me as the two finest back-to-back vintages for Chardonnay that Peter Michael has yet produced. And that is saying something, as their 2013s were sensational, as were the 2012s. Peter Michael is an impeccably run, world-class winery and it is probably impossible to find a greater set of Chardonnays anywhere else in the world, with one exception – the seven cuvées of Chardonnay made by Mark Aubert, ironically, one of Peter Michael’s former winemakers!" Wine Advocate #227, Oct 2016
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $250

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