2006 Peter Michael - Belle Cote 1.5L

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2006 Peter Michael - Belle Cote
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

($75) Good bright, pale yellow. Subdued but pure aromas of lemon drop, grapefruit, pineapple and hazelnut, complicated by exotic lichee and rose oil. Supple and quite subtle in the mouth but with plenty of fat and breadth. Very stony and suave chardonnay, with a long, spicy finish. This, too, really needs a bit of patience.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 93

There are 2,700 cases of the 2006 Chardonnay Belle Cote. This is a large-scaled wine, but with flamboyant marmalade, white currant, honeysuckle, and tropical fruit notes, less minerality than La Carriere, but beautiful acidity and a stony, steely personality not dissimilar to a grand cru in Burgundy such as Corton-Charlemagne.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 92

Sleek and restrained, with flavors that build slowly, revealing subtle pear, fig, tangerine and honeysuckle notes that unfold gracefully, ending with a tight focus and smoky, toasty, fruity flavors. 2,700 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Author: Ellca
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 01/20/2014
Drink Dates:
awesome -- favorite
Score: 92
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/04/2013
Drink Dates: 2008-2014
Medium gold. Big aromas of marmalade, white currant, honeysuckle, and tropical fruit notes. More similar to a Burgundy grand Cru than a Cali Chardonnay. Short mid-palate indicative of the 2006 Chardonnay. But great wine given the vintage.
Score: 95
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/16/2013
Score: 95
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/14/2011
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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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