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

L’Après-Midi
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

Appellation

  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County

Planted

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

Elevation

  • 900–1,400 feet

Soil

  • Rocky volcanic-origin Rhyolite

Exposure

  • Southerly

Notes

  • 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

Varietals

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot

L’Après-Midi

Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Varietals

  • Sauvignon Blanc & Sémillon

Coeur à Coeur

Estate Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

Varietals

  • Sauvignon Blanc & Sémillon