2007 Peter Michael - Belle Cote 1.5L

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


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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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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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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

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

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

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

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

Average rating: 94, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

43 bottles owned by 34 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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