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2005 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Côte

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 95 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54386-2005

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$195.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($70) Hazy pale gold. Explosively perfumed nose, with intense iodine and smoke notes accenting ripe orange and pear aromas. Remarkably concentrated citrus and mineral flavors are deepened by sweet butter, smoked meat and an exotic cherry pit note. Really stains the palate and finishes on a zesty citrus pith note, with outstanding persistence.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Aromas of ripe pear, peach and melon carry over to the palate in a clean, refreshing manner. Turns elegant and refined, ending with a dash of oak and mineral. Yet doesn't offer the richness and depth this wine has shown in the past. 2,240 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The Chardonnay Belle Cote is always a more exotic wine. There are 2,200 cases of the 2005 Chardonnay Belle Cote, a wine with undeniable notes of crushed stones, white peach, orange, nectarine, and quince. Medium to full-bodied, with zesty acidity, stunning minerality, and a firm structure, this is a gorgeous, French-styled Chardonnay that should drink nicely for up to a decade
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Edward T707
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Distinctive citrus and roasted nut bouquet. Creamy mouthfeel full of lemon oil flavors. Very nice wine
    Author: Front Man
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Mature
    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Really delicious. Aging beautifully.
    Author: Blaine G
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Still very good.
    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Sumptuous, balanced, the best of the old- and new world. Great now, plenty left.
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 94

    very pefumed, balanced and delicious
    Author: Seaway J
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."

See other similar producers:Martinelli Winery,Flowers Vineyard and Winery,Dierberg Vineyard

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

  • 929 bottles owned
  • 201 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 201 collectors)