2003 Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Belle Cote Sonoma County1 Rating
2003 Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Belle Cote Sonoma County
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesAs carefully constructed as it is wonderfully complex and so very deep in incisive Chardonnay fruit, this beautifully crafted young wine hits the mark smartly in every regard. Rich and full-bodied, yet keenly balanced with integral acids lending brightness to its very ripe style, it is long and layered in flavor with a fascinating interplay of apples, citrus, stones and sweet oak. There is still a slight angular edge to its finish, but its scant coarseness is only the failing of youth, and anothe...
International Wine CellarRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 120, May/June 2005 ($70) Medium green-tinged yellow. Compelling aromas of peach, rose petal, lichee and essen tial oils. Dense, rich and chewy, with compelling peachy sweetness thanks to an impression of lowish acidity. Wonderfully seamless chardonnay with strong extract. Finishes very long and subtle.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 92.3 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 62 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Robert ParkerRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator