Peter Michael, Ma Danseuse Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview 2013
Peter Michael’s steep Seaview Estate vineyards are on the reverse-slope of the first ridgeline in from the Pacific, with vine material from Burgundy. The plummy fruit, rich earth, rose and spice of this cuvée evoke the Côte d’Or: ample and authoritative. Lofty alcohol, but its vivid fruit tones avoid torrefaction.
Taster: William Kelley
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