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Au Paradis

Au Paradis is our estate grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville vineyard that we purchased in 2009. The wine itself is at least 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Cabernet Franc. The red Aiken series soil of this vineyard site produces a meaty expression of these varietals. The name translates to “in heaven” and recalls a magical moment at a Michael Family campout on a hilltop in our vineyards. They awoke to discover a sea of fog below them and a bright new day above. The youngest grandson, then about six, asked, “Are we in heaven?”

Au Paradis
Peter Michael Estate
Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

Planted: 1984 and 2007
Red Bordeaux selections:

Elevation: 500 – 600 feet
Soil: 20-40% of rock with Red Boomer loam.  Sub-soil: Rhyolite.
Exposure: South and southwest

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

Au Paradis Vineyard

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