Peter Michael Clos du Ciel Pinot Noir Magnum 2014
On establishing Peter Michael Winery in 1983, the founding philosophy was to produce Californian wines that were elegant and supremely terroir driven. Clos du Ciel is a tiny-production single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA notable for producing rich and complex wines with distinctive savoury elements. The 2014 has wonderfully attractive notes of raspberry, black cherry, sous bois, graphite, cloves and violets. The palate is sensual, silky and stylish but with enough structure to age particularly well.