2007 Peter Michael - Belle Cote 1.5L

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IWC 94   WA 95   WS 94   Customer 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($75) Light, hazy yellow. Energetic nose evokes Meyer lemon, tangerine, anise and smoky lees. Fleshy, deeply concentrated citrus and melon flavors are complicated by brown butter and honeysuckle nuances. Becomes stonier with air and finishes with excellent clarity and sweet persistence. Plenty of power here, but this wine's precision was what struck me.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The full-bodied, rich, intensely flavored 2007 Chardonnay Belle Cote offers abundant tropical fruit, lychee nut, apricot, spice box, caramelized peach, and wet stone characteristics intertwined with a smoky almond-like note.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 187

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Ultrarich and concentrated, built around a core of ripe fig, melon, ripe pear and spice notes. Keeps the focus on the fruit. Long and persistent.

Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Author: James Laube
Issue: Web

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: noelivan
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/28/2014

Rating: 94
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/01/2014

Rating: 97
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/15/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2018

Rating: 90
Author: ebgreenb
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/08/2012
Well-made, but just not my style of chardonnay.

Rating: 91
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/11/2012
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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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