Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Point Rouge 2005
Point Rouge, our consummate Chardonnay, is our winemaker’s selection of the absolute top barrels from the entire vintage. These barrels were singled out for their exceptional quality and how they enhanced the overall blend. From the 2005 vintage, 14 barrels were gradually isolated from the cellar. The ﬁnal cuvée was completed in December 2006 and is comprised of 13 barrels from the vineyards of La Carrière, Belle Côte, Ma Belle-Fille and the Alexander Mountain Estate. The judicious assemblage beneﬁted from an extended ‘sur lies’ maturation.
External Reviews for Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Point Rouge
The backward, well-defined 2005 Chardonnay Point Rouge reveals a light gold color along with terrific richness, phenomenal acidity, stunning concentration, abundant amounts of honeyed pear, quince, le... Robert Parker. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Point Rouge 750ml
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The 2005 Point Rouge is an exceptional wine, offering a subtle symbiosis of richness, complexity and elegance. The nose is redolent of orange rind, citrus oils, golden delicious apple, William pear, acacia, and candied pineapple accented by notes of wet stone, coconut, crème brûlée, honeysuckle, chestnut skin, vanilla, and white trufﬂe. Multi-dimensional, rich and seamless, the palate offers a rare harmony of the different components as well as an extraordinary persistence. Already extremely reﬁned, the 2005 Point Rouge will gain even more complexity in 3-4 years and should continue to age gracefully after that.
Aged 15 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented (French oak from artisan coopers)