Peter Michael Winery

'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay

8.910 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

This was my contribution for a big white wine theme, where all bottles were served blind.

Placed in the exact middle of the lineup, I considered this as my wine but wasn’t fully confident. Similar to the 2016 Belle Cote I opened earlier this year, I’m somewhat nicely surprised that this is as beautifully balanced as it is. 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. Aromatically it revealed sugar frosted stone fruits, white peach, caramel dipped golden delicious apples and baking spices. It has a beautifully textured palate that is almost creamy before snapping back with good acidity. Added notes on the palate of powdered lemon bar, floral honeysuckle, and whipped lemon cream. This will age effortlessly for another 7-10yrs, but it sure is giving now.

This was my contribution for a big white wine theme, where all bottles were served blind.

Placed in the exact middle of the lineup, I considered this as my wine but wasn’t fully confident. Similar to the 2016 Belle Cote I opened earlier this year, I’m somewhat nicely surprised that this is as beautifully balanced as it is. 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. Aromatically it revealed sugar frosted stone fruits, white peach, caramel dipped golden delicious apples and baking spices. It has a beautifully textured palate that is almost creamy before snapping back with good acidity. Added notes on the palate of powdered lemon bar, floral honeysuckle, and whipped lemon cream. This will age effortlessly for another 7-10yrs, but it sure is giving now.

Sep 25th, 2020
Hayden Hamilton

Not a big Chardonnay fan but this was solid. A bit of citrus and long slightly buttery exceptionally smooth finish

Not a big Chardonnay fan but this was solid. A bit of citrus and long slightly buttery exceptionally smooth finish

Mar 10th, 2020
Sarah Blakemore

slightly sweet

slightly sweet

Jul 14th, 2019
Aaron Hamrock

Aaron had this 6 months ago

Aaron had this 6 months ago

Apr 12th, 2020
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 9 months ago

Ronald had this 9 months ago

Feb 3rd, 2020
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Ronald had this 10 months ago

Ronald had this 10 months ago

Dec 31st, 2019
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Nov 12th, 2019
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Sep 10th, 2019
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Aug 26th, 2019
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Ronald had this a year ago

Ronald had this a year ago

Aug 20th, 2019