2017 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots Knights ValleyThe Wine Twit
L’Esprit des Pavots literally means “The Spirit of the Poppies.” First produced in the 2001 vintage, the wine was sourced from the younger vines on the Peter Michael Estate. As the vineyard matured, “L’Esprit” has evolved into a more typically Californian expression of the Les Pavots vineyard’s terroir. Affectionately referred to as Les Pavots’ little brother, the blend for L’Esprit is a bit more free-form than Les Pavots, varying more from vintage to vintage. As of 2016 selected lots from the Au Paradis vineyard in Oakville were introduced to the blend, signalling the next evolution in the life of the L'Esprit wine.