Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Ma Belle-Fille 2006
As the oldest of three Peter Michael estate Chardonnay vineyards, Belle Côte exempliﬁes how consistently these mountain vineyard sites produce exceptionally high quality Chardonnay. Given the naturally cool climate of the vineyard’s high elevation, and the fact that the site is sheltered from the hot afternoon sun by its southeastern exposure and a stand of trees on its western border, the vines are exceptionally slow to ripen. For this site, the growing season typically extends into October (two to three weeks longer than most Chardonnay vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties).
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The Chardonnay Belle Cote is always a more exotic wine. There are 2,700 cases of the 2006. Very ripe, with hints of tropical fruits, subtle wood, decent acidity, and a fresh, lively, full-bodied feel, this wine should drink nicely for 5-6 years. This... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Michael Winery, Peter Chardonnay Belle Cote 750ml
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Distinctly intense and powerfully hedonistic aromas of lychee nuts, citrus and rose petals come to mind with a background of mineral, candied orange, yellow peach, nutmeg and a ﬁnal touch of cedar. Weighty in the mouth and creamy, the palate is rich and seamless. High natural acidity and notes of brioche and pain grillé complete the mouth feel. The 2006 Belle Côte is enjoyable now and will continue to develop its unique character for a decade.
Aged 11 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented (French oak from selected artisan coopers)