2005 Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille 1.5L

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2005 Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($80) Hazy gold. Rich, smoky scents of baked apple, yellow plum and melon, plus a strong iodine accent. Restrained citrus and orchard fruit flavors are complicated by smoked meat and mineral accents, with a hint of tropical fruits on the strikingly persistent finish. A bright mineral snap and jolt of licorice adds eye-opening focus. This site, situated at around 2,000 feet, is planted mostly to the Calera clone, which Nic Morlet says has a thick skin that helps to preserve acidity.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Advocate | 94

Again, orange blossoms, hazelnuts, brioche, smoke, and honeysuckle along with some peach notes are present in the full-bodied, beautifully well-delineated, pure, zesty 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille. There are only 1,600 cases of this wine, which has superb uplift and vibrancy.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | 91

Pure, rich and focused, showing a mix of ripe pear, apple and mineral flavors, with floral, fruity aromas that give this a distinctive quality. Turns delicate, flinty and refreshing on the finish. 1,600 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007-2011
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: NCL
Trust Rating: 94
Drink Dates: 2006-2011
Score: 94
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Unknown
Score: 95
Author: Ellca
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 03/24/2013
Drink Dates:
people love it. Buttery
Score: 94
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/16/2013
Score: 93
Author: qiiidad
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/01/2008
very delicate, aromatic with a burgundian finish
More Vintages and Sizes of Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille:

2010 (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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