Original
9 Ratings
Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Côte Sonoma County
$125.00 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2014 Vintage) Located just next to La Carrière, Belle Côte is a contrasting site with thicker soils and an eastern facing exposure. Sloped away from the afternoon sun and sheltered by a stand of trees on its western border, the vines are exceptionally slow to ripen. Typically this wine produces the broadest fattest fruit profile of our Chardonnays with dominant orange peel, tangerine and marmalade flavors accented with exotic lychee and the estate's signature wet stone mineral character. The name translates to "Beautiful Slope

Winemaker's Notes

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.

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