Domaine De La Belle

Peter Michael Winery

'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.3

Very similar to the 2016 I opened 6-8 months ago, yet more open for business. Some of these wines have a reputation for “large and in charge”, but this was supremely balanced, toeing the line between Sonoma and white burgundy with richness. Whereas Aubert’s chards can be more powerful (and is normally my favorite), I’m always pleasantly surprised at how these show.

Aromatically it revealed sugar frosted stone fruits, guava, white peach, caramel dipped golden delicious apples and baking spices. It has a beautifully textured palate that starts as though it’s going to be dense, but finishes with a gorgeous lifted profile and plenty of acidity. Added notes on the palate of powdered lemon bar, floral honeysuckle, whipped lemon cream and even some honey roasted cashews. I’d pop this 2017 before the 2016 with how open it is, but it will cruise another 7-10yrs, easily.
— 3 days ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
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Paul Lato

"Belle de Jour" Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Aged for 14 months in 50% new French oak, aromas of stone and citrus fruits with notes of smoke and fresh oven biscuits. On the palate flavors of ripe apple and pear, lime citrus with notes of smoke and cedar, well integrated, balanced acidity, long rich finish, ending with fruit and delicate yeasty notes. Very nice. Small quantities made. — 21 days ago

RJ, ESF and 3 others liked this

Perrier-Jouët

Cuvée Belle Epoque Fleur de Champagne Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Fabulous Easter Sunday 2008 Vintage 🍾Champagne Cheers🥂 Laura, So great you & James Andrew could Visit & enjoy Easter with us yesterday! ❤️😘 — 8 days ago

Laura Milton
with Laura
Dick, Shay and 21 others liked this

Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Rose 2020

Pale pink; medium plus intensity aromas of a gorgeous mineral perfume, rose petals, rose hips, strawberry, black currant, violets; dry, high acid, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, incredibly complex and concentrated, was not expecting such an interesting wine — 2 days ago

Josh, Severn and 3 others liked this

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Very nice wine. Mix berry flavors with some tobacco and oak notes. Balanced tannins and great finish. Perfect with steak and Kim enjoyed it with her lobster dinner too! — 14 days ago

Kim Loizzi
with Kim
Mandi, LM and 4 others liked this

Château Belle-Vue

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Tobacco, black cherries, antique, wax, drinks beautifully right now. That famous last bottle.. — 13 days ago

Eric, Ivor and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Luces

Échappées Belle Red Blend

2019 vintage. Amazing old vine Carignan (80%) and Grenache blend from the Cévennes, harvested overripe according to the website. However it is not at all overly jammy. Dark red with purplish rim. Intense perfume of Amarena cherries, blackberries and a hint of thyme. Full-bodied with sweet ripe black fruit, good acidity and a long spicy finish. In my experience Carignan needs old vines to become special and this would be a good example. Great value at 22 euro. — a month ago

Peter and Mike liked this

Belle Pente

Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2017

Belle Pente (bell-pont') means "beautiful slope" - for their 70 acre hillside vineyard & winery site in Willamette Valley. Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, herb spices and hints of floral notes. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors, sweet undertones, herb notes and smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with mineral herb notes. Major flaw, THEY NOW LEAVE CORK EXPOSED!! Pass on this one! — 17 days ago

Daniel P., Jayna and 1 other liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Big bold beautiful pinot from the central coast. Fruit forward, could have used a tad more fermentation. Pairs well with Italian or a big steak. — 18 days ago

Hugh, Alex and 3 others liked this

Domaine Belle

Roche Pierre Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

This is how I like syrah. Lot's of potential still. — 18 days ago

Evelien Cremers
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