Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2016

$149.95

SKU 1293

750ml

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The nose is distinctly intense and powerfully hedonistic with aromas of lychee nut, rose petal, acacia and orange blossom, with a background of mineral, candied orange, yellow peach, greengage, nougat, and toasted almond. Creamy and weighty in the mouth, the palate is rich and seamless. Accents of pain grillé, honey, almond, brioche and hazelnut, with crisp natural acidity and minerals complete the mouth feel. Approachable now, the 2016 Belle Côte will blossom with two years of cellaring and will continue to develop or a decade or more.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
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Wine AdvocateWith a wonderfully intense and perfumed nose, the 2016 Chardonnay Belle Cote opens with a tropical/guava and pineapple nose with a beautiful floral undercurrent and notes of toasted almonds and cinnamon toast. Medium-bodied, with a lovely satiny texture, it delivers plenty of savory layers matched by spicy vitality and finishing with great length.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
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Wine SpectatorLively white peach and nectarine flavors are juicy and complex, with touches of butterscotch and light oak, making for a compelling drink. Drink now through 2023. 1,833 cases made.

James Laube, July 31, 2018