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2014 Peter Michael - Point Rouge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.9%
  • 99 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54395-2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Equally provocative and profound is the magnificent 2014 Chardonnay Point Rouge. Complex notes of tropical fruits intermixed with toast, smoked almonds, brioche and white peach are stunning in this prodigious, full-bodied, multidimensional Chardonnay. Both the 2015 and 2014 are 10- to 15-year wines, but extremely difficult to find in the marketplace. As I have mentioned in the past, readers should note the slight greenish hue to all of the Peter Michael Chardonnays, which seems to be a healthy sign of high-quality fruit and the chlorophyll from the vines.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2014 Chardonnay Point Rouge, the selection of the estate's best lots, is terrific. Rich, ample and creamy ' but never overly heavy ' the Point Rouge captures the essence of the Peter Michael style. The Point Rouge is another wine that is going to need a bit of time to come into its own. Even today, though, it is super-expressive.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Well-oaked, casting a smoky, toasty veil over a mix of apricot, melon and white peach flavors. A full-bodied, satisfying glass of Chardonnay. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 280 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

    • 60 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors