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2009 Peter Michael - Mon Plaisir

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54392-2009-750-3B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Green-tinged yellow. Pear, fig and tangerine on the pungent nose. Pliant flavors of orchard fruits, spices and honeysuckle are nicely framed and lifted by a citrus element. Finishes with honey and citrus notes and excellent clarity; this is showing more heft than the La Carriere right now.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2009 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir bursts from the glass with layers of citrus, lemon, pastry, hazelnuts and spices. This is a subtle, refined Mon Plaisir that impresses for its fine balance and overall sense of harmony. Sweet floral notes add lift on the finish. The 2009 is the last Mon Plaisir to be made partially of purchased fruit, which was 40% in this vintage.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This displays a rich, enticing mix of green fig, white peach, apple, melon and smoky oak flavors, leading to a full body. Intense and concentrated, this ends with a smoky, figlike aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Pkaleta
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

  • 348 bottles owned
  • 70 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 70 collectors)