9 Ratings
Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Côte Sonoma County

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Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Distinctly intense and powerfully hedonistic aromas of lychee nuts, citrus and rose petals come to mind with a background of mineral, nutmeg and a final touch of cedar. Weighty in the mouth and creamy, the palate is rich and seamless. High natural acidity and notes of brioche and pain grille complete the mouthfeel.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 120 on Dec-98
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/99
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) As 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...
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate