Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2017 - The Grape Tray

Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2017

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Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay 2017

SKU 2534



Winemaker Notes:

Very intense and powerful, the nose reveals hedonistic aromas of lychee nut, rose petal and orange blossom, with a background of mineral, candied orange, yellow peach, crème brûlée, nougat, whole nut and toasted almond.

The rich seamless palate is very creamy and weighty in the mouth. Notes of pain grillé, marmalade, brioche and hazelnut coupled with natural acidity and minerality complete the mouth feel. The 2017 Belle Côte is enjoyable now and will continue to develop for a decade or more.

Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine AdvocateA 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2018