Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Ma Belle-Fille 2003

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Rich and intense, this second release vintage of Ma Belle-Fille boasts aromas of citrus oils, orange blossoms, dry ap...

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San Francisco, CA (2,700 mi)
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08/18/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

At the highest elevation on the estate, the greater influence on Ma Belle-Fille of the marine breeze results in cooler daily temperatures in the Summer and Autumn months. Situated far above the summer fog ceiling and exposed to the southeast, the vineyard receives the very first rays of sunshine each morning and remains sunny all day long. This full insolation combined with cooler temperatures creates unique conditions for the ripening of the fruit: maturation is reached earliest among all of the PMW vineyards.

Tasting Notes:

Rich and intense, this second release vintage of Ma Belle-Fille boasts aromas of citrus oils, orange blossoms, dry apricot, apple skins, wet stone and brioche intermixed with such exotic tropical fruits as guava and ripened pineapple, and an hint of dry chamomile. The mouth is rich, concentrated and very generous, displaying additional flavors of baked Reinette apple, meringue and orange rind.The finish is layered, rich, seductive and very long.

At the highest elevation on the estate, the greater influence on Ma Belle-Fille of the marine breeze results in cooler daily temperatures in the Summer and Autumn months. Situated far above the summer fog ceiling and exposed to the southeast, the vineyard receives the very first rays of sunshine each morning and remains sunny all day long. This full insolation combined with cooler temperatures creates unique conditions for the ripening of the fruit: maturation is reached earliest among all of the PMW vineyards.

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1424 cases 750ml bottles, 60 cases 1.5L bottles produced.

Aged 11 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented (French oak from selected artisan coopers)

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Alcohol: 14.8%

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