Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2021 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2021 750ml
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Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2021

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Category White Wine
Origin California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
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“I wanted to make wines following the classic, artisanal traditions of Burgundy and Bordeaux. The first time I stood on the steep, rocky slopes of Mount St. Helena, I knew we had found the place to do it.” SIR PETER MICHAEL

Peter Michael started the wiinery in his own name in 1983 with a singular vision: to make wine in the terroir-driven tradition of Burgundy and Bordeaux, under the California sun and in California soil. Today, the estate makes fifteen wines in four varietal categories. All but one are estate-grown in P.M. mountainside vineyards, and all are crafted by hand and in limited production. The Estate is guided by the patience that good wine requires and love and respect for this land. These are the values that shape everything at Peter Michael.

Intense orange blossom, lemon custard, and jasmine burst from the glass of the 2021 'Belle Côte'. This highly aromatic bouquet continues with rose petals and lychee underlain by orange marmalade bass notes. The rich entry and dense mid-palate show the depth created by our oldest Chardonnay vines. Hints of orange peel, pastry, and lemon curd lead to a long, polished finish. Belle Côte can be enjoyed in its exuberant youth or after decades of cellaring. 

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I tasted the 2021 Chardonnay Belle Côte as a finished tank sample the day before it was bottled. From vines planted in 1990, it was matured for 12 months in 40% new French oak. It offers lush aromas of baked apples and apricots, jasmine, biscuit, nutmeg and cream with spicy, floral nuances arising as it airs in the glass. The medium-bodied palate is satiny and expansive with streaks of flint and focused acidity to balance its generous fruit. Expressive and inviting, it's a pleasure to drink now, yet the way it transforms in the glass suggests it will also develop positively in the cellar over the next decade or more. 2,159 cases were made, and it will be released in February of 2023. 96-98

February 16, 2023
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The 2021 Chardonnay Belle Côte is a wine of tremendous density and power. Orchard fruit, Drinking dried pear, graphite, anise and dried flowers infuse the 2021 with tremendous flavor complexity. Readers will find an intensely mineral, savory Chardonnay with the fruit pushed into the background. Belle Côte is the original Chardonnay planting at Peter Michael.

Antonio Galloni, June 2023
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From the oldest Chardonnay vines on the property, planted in 1990, the 2021 Chardonnay Belle-Cote pours a medium yellow and has an expressive perfume of wildflowers, wet stone, and white peach. Full-bodied, this floral profile is just as pronounced and long on the palate, with a soft, silky texture and ripe notes of melon, honeysuckle, and honeyed lemon. Long and attractive, it can be enjoyed 2024-2034.

Audrey Frick, July 1, 2023
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This has an impressive presence while still showing plenty of finesse to the apricot pastry, vanilla cream and orange blossom flavors, with details of nutmeg, crisp citrus and marzipan on the finish. Drink now. 2,159 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, July 31, 2023
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