Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2018 - Bouharoun's Fine Wines & Spirits
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Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2018
SKU: 37543

Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2018

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  • ws90


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Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The nose is distinctly powerfully hedonistic and intense with aromas of rose petal, lychee nut, orange blossom and acacia, with a background of mineral, yellow peach, candied orange, greengage, toasted almond and nougat. Creamy and weighty in the mouth, the palate is seamless and rich. Accents of pain grillé, almond, honey, hazelnut and brioche, with crisp natural acidity and minerals complete the mouth feel. Approachable now, the 2018 Belle Côte will blossom with two years of cellaring and will continue to develop for a decade or more.
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The 2018 Chardonnay Belle-Côte from the oldest vines on the property (planted in 1990), possesses dazzling mineral intensity to match its mid-weight, delineated personality. Lemon peel, pear, mint, white pepper and sage all develop in the glass. The clonal mix here is See, old Wente and Rued, with the floral top notes of Rued (that recall Riesling) especially evident, even if Rued comprises the smallest part of the blend.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
Wine Spectator
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Sleek, with steely, minerally details to the green apple and Asian pear flavors. The spicy finish features savory notes, accented by honeyed hints. Drink now through 2023. 3,151 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2020