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2009 Peter Michael - Le Moulin Rouge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 54396-2009-750-3B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Deep ruby-red. Intense aromas of red berry preserves and cherry-cola, with complicating notes of dried rose, five-spice powder and white pepper. Ripe red berry flavors boast liqueur-like depth and intensity but there's an almost weightless quality to this wine that I find really intriguing, especially in light of its 16% (!) alcohol. Shows peppery spice and floral notes on the long, sappy, gently sweet finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Firm, rich, intense and concentrated, this fragrant, well-structured red shows loamy earth, dried berry, mineral and cedar notes. Slow to unfold, this gains depth and dimension while retaining a tight framework.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2009 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille opens with butterscotch, spices, savory herbs, tropical fruit, lemon and pastry. This is a powerful, extroverted Chardonnay, yet all of the elements are beautifully balanced. Layers of fruit crescendo towards the rich, intense finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Color is light and typical Pinot. Nose: muted red fruit and menthol. Palate: tobacco, dark red fruit and menthol. Burgundian style and not fruit forward. Long finish. Balance and structure perfect.
    Author: Mike N296
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

  • 126 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 43 collectors)