June 17 - June 23, 2019
A recent visit to Peter Michael Winery in Knight’s Valley, Sonoma introduced me to a number of tremendous wines, and for this month’s Sommelier Series we’re offering those wines to you! Stop by any Joe’s location June 17-23 to taste a few of the best that California has to offer.
Founded in 1983 by Sir Peter Michael (of London), the Peter Michael winery has since been producing world-class wines from the rocky hillside slopes of Mount St. Helena. With the idea of producing wines similar to the finest French Chateau, the team has created a reputation for making some of the best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. The Peter Michael Winery, La Carrière, Estate, Chardonnay, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California ($18 per 3oz / $36 per 6oz) is brimming with orange blossom and acacia. On the palate, the wine is complex and inviting, offering notes of fresh apple and lemon zest, sculpted perfectly by a backbone of crisp minerality. The result is a harmonious pairing with our Dover Sole and Brown Butter Sauce.
As the flagship blend of the Peter Michael Winery, the Les Pavots (French for “the poppies”) is exactly what Peter Michael had in mind when he set out in the late 70’s to find the perfect California vineyard site. With a framework of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc, the Peter Michael Winery, Les Pavots, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California ($40 per 3oz / $80 per 6oz) is the apex of Cabernet Sauvignon production in California. Inviting aromas of blueberry, cassis, and fresh herbs pave the way for a palate that is round with supple tannins. Supported by generous amounts of dark fruits, it creates a wonderful match for our 24oz Bone-In Rib Eye.
Wine Tip: In addition to the two wines we’re featuring this month, Peter Michael Winery offers several other selections that are perfectly suited for year-round consumption. Their L’Après Midi Sauvignon Blanc and Le Caprice Pinot Noir are delicious offerings during the warmer summer months. For additional information you can visit the Peter Michael website (here). Cheers!