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2003 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene

abv 14.5%
  • 95 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 95 IWC
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SKU: 54389-2003-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (these vines are now about 23 years of age) Full straw-gold color. Sexy, superrich aromas of pineapple, vanilla, baking spices, smoke and coconut. Large-scaled, plump and rich, with a vibrant orange rind note; wonderfully sweet and opulent without coming across as heavy. Impressively layered, deep chardonnay with great purity and palate coverage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Buttered hazelnut, smoky citrus, crushed rock, and subtle toasty oak notes jump from the glass of the brilliant 2003 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene. White peaches, marmalade, and tropical fruit characteristics also emerge from this big, rich, persistent, extraordinarily pure and elegant Chardonnay. It is capable of another 5-7 years of aging.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Rich and concentrated, with ripe, vivid apple, pear, fig and citrus notes, the flavors fan out and offer greater depth and complexity on the finish. 438 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2334 bottles owned
    • 78 collectors