Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Bursting 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: 93Light 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: 17Named 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
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 286 bottles owned
- 44 collectors