• Home
  • 2015 Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille

2015 Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
See all wines from Peter Michael
See other vintages 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |
In stock|Sold out

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 82180-2015
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Bursting forth with extravagant tropical and floral notes, the 2015 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille has nuances of honey-nut pastry (baklava), ginger, cedar and spice cake. Medium-bodied, the pineapple and passionfruit flavor layers are lifted by a seamless backbone and supported with a decadent creaminess, finishing long and spicy. 2,304 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Light oak, pear, apple, melon and spice notes gain weight while remaining nimble and refined. This tilts more toward delicacy and nuance than sheer power. Drink now through 2020. 2,320 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Named after Paul Michaela's wife Emily. At an elevation of 1,800-2,000 ft (549-610 m). Planted in 1996. But inversion layer means it gets warmer because less fog. Wild yeast, no acid adjustment. Sweet, floral nose. Quite solid and burgundian. Racy and transparent.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • No collector reviews available
  • 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."

    See other similar producers:Martinelli Winery,Flowers Vineyard and Winery,Dierberg Vineyard

    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

    • 286 bottles owned
    • 44 collectors