2006 Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille 1.5L

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($85) Bright greenish yellow. Knockout nose combines citrus peel, white peach, minerals, iodine, spices and creme brulee; I'd love to throw this into a Burgundy tasting. Rich, fat and sweet but with enough mineral spine to maintain its shape and freshness. With aeration, this very concentrated wine became juicier, brighter and more gripping. Finishes with a youthful bitter edge that really grabs hold of the palate. Includes a lot of fruit from the Hyde and Hudson clones, which produce tiny clusters.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 2006 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille, which comes from their highest altitude vineyard, with a southerly exposure, and again, mostly old Wente clones like virtually all of these Chardonnays, has notes of quince, nectarines, white currants, and almost a liqueur of rocks. The wine has superb concentration and strikes me as one of the very best of the 2006 Chardonnays made in California.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Notably rich and perfumed, with deep, persistent, concentrated layers of fig, honeysuckle, tangerine and nectarine that are opulent and unctuous. Sensational finish too.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Rating: 95
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/09/2012

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Rating: 96
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/03/2011
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Rating: 95
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/15/2010
Drink Dates: 2008-2013

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Author: Norman G
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/25/2009
Excellent showed the best white of the night. Not as well rounded as Kistler or as crisp as Kongarrd

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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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