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2006 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Côte

  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 54386-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating:

    awesome -- favorite
    Author: Ellca
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2014
    Author: Khaled H
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Very good. Likely could cellar a few more years.
    Author: Jam02110
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

  • 1152 bottles owned
  • 196 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 196 collectors)