2003 Peter Michael - Belle Cote 750ml

USA - California - Sonoma - Knights Valley/ White / Chardonnay
2003 Peter Michael - Belle Cote
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($70) Medium green-tinged yellow. Compelling aromas of peach, rose petal, lichee and essen tial oils. Dense, rich and chewy, with compelling peachy sweetness thanks to an impression of lowish acidity. Wonderfully seamless chardonnay with strong extract. Finishes very long and subtle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Wine Advocate | 94

From a north-facing vineyard, the 2003 Chardonnay Belle Cote (2,500 cases available) possesses loads of tropical fruit characteristics along with hints of tangerines and lemon butter backed up by zesty acidity and a full-bodied, persistent finish. Consume this beauty over the next 4 or so years.

Drink Dates: 2005-2009
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 93

A flashy, flamboyant style, loaded with ripe, rich pear and golden apple flavors and layers of spice and toasty oak. Yet for all its richness and depth, it turns elegant and restrained on the finish. 2,865 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005-2008
Author: James Laube


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Score:
Author: My Cellar
Tasted On: 10/08/2013
Thought this would be a bit oxidized as VF's drink date was -2010. Crisp, well balanced fruit and decent acidity. Still a lovely wine and very enjoyable.
Score: 88
Author: Reed D
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/15/2008
Drink Dates:
More Vintages and Sizes of Peter Michael - Belle Cote :

2012 (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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