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2005 Peter Michael Chardonnay Mon Plaisir

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.4%
  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 54392-2005-750

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Total:
$95.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($75) Hazy yellow. Nutty pear, yellow plum and peach scents convey a strong sense of ripeness. Round and creamy, with spicy pear and white peach flavors and a subtle butterscotch accent. An oily, full-bodied chardonnay, with zesty minerality supporting and energizing a long, nutty finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Sleek and elegant, with rich yet subtle flavors built around ripe pear and smoky hazelnut-scented oak. Keeps a tight focus on the fruit and oak through the finish. 1,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2005 Mon Plaisir reveals greater intensity, full body, and terrific acidity, with hints of orange marmalade, lemon blossom, hazelnut, and earth. The wine is full-bodied, rich, and a terrific Chardonnay. It should evolve for 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Really spectactular. Fruity and elegant.
    Author: Bing
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

  • 607 bottles owned
  • 124 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 124 collectors)