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2016 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene

abv 14.8%
  • 100 WA
  • 93 WS
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SKU: 54389-2016

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Dried apricot, mango and pineapple flavors flood this big, buttery style, with fresh acidity as the backdrop. Shows mouthfilling richness on the spicy finish, which features sage cream and mocha accents. Exotic. Drink now through 2024. 519 cases made. — KM
    Drink Dates: 2019-2024
    Author: Kim Marcus
    Issue: Jul 31, 2019
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene offers up a rock-star nose of beautifully expressed pear tart, peach preserves, spiced apples and key lime with suggestions of brioche, beeswax, nutmeg and honeysuckle. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant and tightly wound with amazing tension and depth, finishing with epic length and many, many mineral and savory layers. This should be very long lived. 506 cases produced.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2036
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvée Indigène, a selection of old Wente clone from Belle-Côte, is dense, rich and pliant, with terrific persistence. Despite its obvious richness, the Cuvée Indigène is powerful, structured and very shut down, in the same way that is, not surprisingly, also found in the Belle-Côte. Readers should be in no rush to open bottles.
    Drink Dates: 2022 - 2030
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Jul 2018
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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

    • 110 bottles owned
    • 29 collectors