2004 Peter Michael - Belle Cote 750ml

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2004 Peter Michael - Belle Cote
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International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

($70) Good bright, pale yellow. Subdued but pure aromas of peach, nectarine, orange rind, rose petal and lichee. Although rather backward, this began suppler than the Carriere despite conveying an impression of solid acidity. Very dry and sophisticated chardonnay with excellent length. I found myself raising my score every time I went back to this wine, which gained sweetness with aeration.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 95

The light straw/green-colored 2004 Chardonnay Belle Cote offers an exotic nose of tropical fruits, litchi nuts, tangerines, and brioche. Gorgeous acidity buttresses the wine's full-bodied, concentrated mouthfeel and freshness. It could easily pass for a grand cru from Chassagne-Montrachet.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | 90

Sleek and refined, rich and elegant, with a silky band of anise, pear, hazelnut and ginger. Retains its elegance on a long, soothing finish that keeps repeating the fruit and light oak and mineral themes. 1,716 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006-2008
Author: James Laube


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Score: 89
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/12/2012
quite pleasant in the beginning. nutty and nice acidity. However, it went downhill. short finish.
Score: 89
Author: Reed D
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/25/2009
Drink Dates:
Score: 93
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/16/2008
Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Apricot on the nose, and palate. Nicely balanced with wood. Fruit fading somewhat
More Vintages and Sizes of Peter Michael - Belle Cote :

2012 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)

About This Producer


Peter Michael's estate vineyards (founded in 1982) are what make his wines truly exceptional. Sugarloaf Ranch sits high above Knights Valley in eastern Sonoma County, and from its rocky volcanic soil come Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard, above Alexander Valley, provides additional Chardonnay. All Peter Michael wines are site-driven single vineyard bottlings, whether from the estate or the limited sourced appellations. The line-up of estate wines is supplemented by a Pinot Noir from Pisoni Vineyard called "Le Moulin Rouge."

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