US-PMW-31-17

Chardonnay, ‘Belle Cote’, Peter Michael

The grapes for Belle Côte are grown at 1,700 to 1,800 feet above sea level. The high elevation, in combination with a more sheltered site, create conditions for a long and slow ripening. The resulting wine offers the broadest, fattest fruit profile of our four single vineyard Chardonnays, with clean citrus notes, exotic lychee and our signature wet stone-like minerality.

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Knights Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
95-97
Date:
October 2018
Review:
A barrel sample (Rued clone and Old Wente), the 2017 Chardonnay Belle Cote has a simply gorgeous perfume of honeysuckle, spiced peaches, lychees and roses with touches of lime blossoms, mandarin peel and beeswax plus a hint of croissant. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rich, bold and seductive in the mouth with many aromatic layers and an epically long, vibrant finish. 2,320 cases are expected to be produced, to be released in February 2019.