L’Après-Midi Les Pavots Vineyard, Sonoma County Translated from the French: the afternoon

Estate Sauvignon Blanc

This is one of our two estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blends. The grapes are grown alongside our red Bordeaux varietals at 1,000 – 1,200 feet, benefiting from the steep slopes, excellent drainage, and cool air at altitude. The wine is whole-cluster-pressed and then naturally fermented in a barrel, forgoing a second malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the fruity and zesty character of the Sauvignon Blanc. It is predominantly made from Sauvignon Blanc, with just a touch of Sémillon.

L’Après-Midi was named in honor of the pleasures of a slow and lazy afternoon, which according to Sir Peter is a good time to start drinking it.

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes


  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County


  • 1989–1999
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon


  • 900–1,400 feet


  • Rocky volcanic-origin Rhyolite


  • Southerly


  • Rocky, perfectly drained soil couples with an ideal south-facing exposure and just enough heat to allow Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals to ripen perfectly.

Wines produced from the
Les Pavots Vineyard

Les Pavots

Estate Cabernet Blend


  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot


Coeur à Coeur

Estate Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon


  • Sauvignon Blanc & Sémillon