Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Point Rouge 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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 enhancement to the overall blend. Twelve barrels from the 2008 vintage were gradually isolated in the cellar. The final cuvée was completed in December 2009, and contains barrels from the vineyards of La Carrière, Belle Côte, Ma Belle-Fille and the Alexander Mountain Estate. The judicious assemblage benefited from extended ‘sur lies’ maturation.

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Peter Michael Winery:
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant ... Read more
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant rather than overstated. Three, there would be a hundred-year commitment to the development of a great estate. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Elegant, complex and rich, the 2008 Point Rouge is an exceptional wine. The nose is filled with aromas of ripe apple, citrus oils, orange rind, William pear, dried apricot and candied pineapple. Seamless and rich in the mouth, notes of coconut, crème brûlée, honeysuckle, chestnut skin, vanilla and white truffle are framed with a wet stone-like minerality. The wine offers a rare harmony as well as extraordinary tactile persistence. Already refined, the wine will gain even more complexity in 4-5 years and should continue to age gracefully for two decades.

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 enhancement to the overall blend. Twelve barrels from the 2008 vintage were gradually isolated in the cellar. The final cuvée was completed in December 2009, and contains barrels from the vineyards of La Carrière, Belle Côte, Ma Belle-Fille and the Alexander Mountain Estate. The judicious assemblage benefited from extended ‘sur lies’ maturation.

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented in French oak from artisan coopers

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15%

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