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2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene

abv 14.9%
  • 96 WA
  • 90 WS
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SKU: 54389-2013

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2013 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene is an awesome wine. It exhibits white peach, nectarine, mango, candied citrus and a combination of both power and elegance with its marmalade notes and underlying minerality. This wine is fresh, full-throttle, super-rich and layered. What an exquisite wine to drink over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Though rich and full-bodied, with tiers of flavor, this remains raw and edgy in texture, so cellaring should be beneficial. The core of tropical fruit, green apple and citrus flavors is the focal point. Ends raw. Drink now through 2020. 345 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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

    • 80 bottles owned
    • 45 collectors