Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2018 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2018

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Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2018 750ml
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SKU 03674

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'There's nothing that the Peter Michael winery does that is not admirable. Consider that they work with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, they produce world-class wines from all of these varietals, and they do it from Knight's Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Of course, they have had some fabulous winemakers pass through, including the likes of Helen Turley and Mark Aubert, Luc Morlet and now his brother, Nicolas Morlet. Nevertheless, much of the credit has to go to Sir Peter Michael, the owner, who gives these people carte blanche, and expects their very best.' Robert M. Parker Jr.

Parker continues to comment on the vintage: 'The 2014 Chardonnays at Peter Michael were some of the great highlights of my trip, matching their fabulous 2013s by and large, and coming very close to their dramatic, absolutely remarkable 2012s...'
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateA tank sample, the 2018 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille comes from a block planted to a field selection of Hudson, Old Wente, Montrachet and Calera clone selections. Winemaker Nick Morlet informs me that the berries are tiny across the board here. It prances out of the glass with joyful orange oil, fresh grapefruit and lime cordial aromas plus nuances of shaved almonds, wet slate, nutmeg and beeswax with a hint of honeysuckle. The palate is very tight-knit and a little closed at this stage, with emerging sparks of intense citrus fruits and savory/yeasty/toasty notes, framed by amazing freshness and a silken texture, finishing long and chalky. 2,190 cases are due to be made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 13, 2020
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VinousThe 2018 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille is dense, powerful and tightly wound. I would give it a few years to come together. Ripe apricot, orange confit, baked apple tart and wild flowers infuse the 2018 with notable complexity to match its dense, packed personality.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
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Wine SpectatorIntensely fruity and powerful, this is filled with concentrated pear tart flavors that feature notes of gooseberry and quince paste, showing hints of dried tropical fruits. Brioche and rich toasty details emerge on the unctuous finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,174 cases made.

Kim Marcus, May 27, 2020