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2015 Peter Michael - Mon Plaisir

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 96 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 17 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54392-2015
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Oak plays a prominent and assertive role, too much so for its own good, as the fruit underneath struggles for presence. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,290 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Same elevation as Belle Cote but more uneven. Rich soil and 100% old Wente clone. This was the name of their first wine ever, made from 1987 onwards, originally out of bought-in grapes from Gauer in Alexander Valley, until their first estate vintage about five years ago. Wild yeast, no acid adjustment. Sweet nose with some vegetal notes. Quite a bit of freshness and ageing potential.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    With a gorgeous perfume of jasmine and exotic spices, the 2015 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir has a chalk and talc-laced nose over a core of white peaches, honeydew melons and green guava with a waft of baking bread. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses great elegance, with a satiny texture and generous stone fruit and tropical flavors, finishing with lingering perfumed fruit and toasty notes. 1,320 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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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

    • 173 bottles owned
    • 38 collectors