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There are 2,700 cases of the 2006 Chardonnay Belle Côte. This is a large-scaled wine, but with flamboyant marmalade, white currant, honeysuckle, an... Read more
The 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille offers notes of orange blossom, spring flowers, peaches, and hints of poached pears, butter, and smoke. Underlyi... Read more
The 2003 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille reveals a slightly greenish hue to its medium straw color. More tightly knit than its siblings, with more minera... Read more
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There are 2,700 cases of the 2006 Chardonnay Belle Côte. This is a large-scaled wine, but with flamboyant marmalade, white currant, honeysuckle, and tropical fruit notes, less minerality than La Carrière, but beautiful acidity and a stony, steely personality not dissimilar to a grand cru in Burgundy such as Carton-Charlemagne.
The 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille offers notes of orange blossom, spring flowers, peaches, and hints of poached pears, butter, and smoke. Underlying the enormous richness is phenomenal acidity, a characteristic of the 2005 cool climate Chardonnays. As the wine sits in the glass, a notion of roasted nuts also comes through.
The 2003 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille reveals a slightly greenish hue to its medium straw color. More tightly knit than its siblings, with more minerality as well as full, powerful, nearly tannic flavors, it is a rich, concentrated wine made from a south-facing hillside vineyard. It should age nicely for 5-7 years.
One of the top cuvees of the vintage, the 2004 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille may be even better than its 2003 counterpart. With fabulous intensity, a remarkably layered texture, loads of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, lemon oil, tropical fruit, and a rich, concentrated finish, this superb offering should drink well for 5-7 years.
Wonderful expression and purity of Chardonnay fruit, accented by smoky oak. The core fig, apple, pear and earthy nuances take on a butterscotch note as the finish sails on, unveiling one layer of flavor after another. Remarkable. Drink now through 2008.
Pure, rich and focused, showing a mix of ripe pear, apple and mineral flavors, with floral, fruity aromas that give this a distinctive quality. Turns delicate, flinty and refreshing on the finish. Drink now through 2011.
Hazy gold. Rich, smoky scents of baked apple, yellow plum and melon, plus a strong iodine accent. Restrained citrus and orchard fruit flavors are complicated by smoked meat and mineral accents, with a hint of tropical fruits on the strikingly persistent finish. A bright mineral snap and jolt of licorice adds eye-opening focus. This site, situated at around 2,000 feet, is planted mostly to the Calera clone, which Nic Morlet says has a thick skin that helps to preserve acidity.
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