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Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene 2009, 750mL (WA95-97, ST95) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: US
Appellation: Sonoma County

WA95-97, ST95
Rated 95-97 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `There are only 450 cases of the 2009 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene. One of the finest 2009s, it reveals lots of leesy, waxy, honeyed notes intermixed with pineapple, buttered apple and other assorted tropical fruits. This elegant, medium to full-bodied, rich, intense 2009 came in at 15.2% alcohol, which is slightly lower than the 2008 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene (under 500 cases produced).` -- Robert Parker in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: This is another winery where the stylistic differences between the 2009s (lower in alcohol, lighter-bodied, yet still intense) and the 2008s (powerful, rich, concentrated and deep because of tiny yields) are dramatic. I tended to rate the 2008s slightly higher because there is more to them and they will undoubtedly last longer, but the cool harvest 2009`s larger crop size has produced wines with stunning elegance and finesse without the luxurious tactile impressions possessed by the 2008s. The Peter Michael Winery is the California outpost of British-born Sir Peter Michael who has shown a Midas touch for selecting brilliant winemakers, including Helen Turley, Mark Aubert, Luc Morlet and more recently Luc`s brother, Nicolas. The consistency of these offerings from the cool climate hillside vineyards in Knight`s Valley and the Sonoma Coast has been respected and cherished by each of these winemakers. I hope readers took advantage of my notes last year on the 2008 Chardonnays because this is Peter Michael`s greatest vintage for that varietal since 2002. Readers should also keep an eye out for their Pinot Noirs from their Sonoma Coast holdings as well as their brilliant Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon/Sauvignon blends. All things considered, Peter Michael is one of the reference point wineries in California. The three Pinot Noir offerings from Peter Michael`s extensive holdings on the Sonoma Coast include Le Caprice (their steepest vineyard), Ma Danseuse and Clos du Ciel. Production ranges from 370 cases of the Clos du Ciel to just over 500 cases for Le Caprice. These are all fabulous entries into the California Pinot Noir sweepstakes and are fashioned from suitcase clones from Burgundy`s most famous vineyard in Vosne-Romanee.`


$145.00

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Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: US
Appellation: Sonoma County

WA95-97, ST95
Rated 95-97 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `There are only 450 cases of the 2009 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene. One of the finest 2009s, it reveals lots of leesy, waxy, honeyed notes intermixed with pineapple, buttered apple and other assorted tropical fruits. This elegant, medium to full-bodied, rich, intense 2009 came in at 15.2% alcohol, which is slightly lower than the 2008 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene (under 500 cases produced).` -- Robert Parker in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: This is another winery where the stylistic differences between the 2009s (lower in alcohol, lighter-bodied, yet still intense) and the 2008s (powerful, rich, concentrated and deep because of tiny yields) are dramatic. I tended to rate the 2008s slightly higher because there is more to them and they will undoubtedly last longer, but the cool harvest 2009`s larger crop size has produced wines with stunning elegance and finesse without the luxurious tactile impressions possessed by the 2008s. The Peter Michael Winery is the California outpost of British-born Sir Peter Michael who has shown a Midas touch for selecting brilliant winemakers, including Helen Turley, Mark Aubert, Luc Morlet and more recently Luc`s brother, Nicolas. The consistency of these offerings from the cool climate hillside vineyards in Knight`s Valley and the Sonoma Coast has been respected and cherished by each of these winemakers. I hope readers took advantage of my notes last year on the 2008 Chardonnays because this is Peter Michael`s greatest vintage for that varietal since 2002. Readers should also keep an eye out for their Pinot Noirs from their Sonoma Coast holdings as well as their brilliant Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon/Sauvignon blends. All things considered, Peter Michael is one of the reference point wineries in California. The three Pinot Noir offerings from Peter Michael`s extensive holdings on the Sonoma Coast include Le Caprice (their steepest vineyard), Ma Danseuse and Clos du Ciel. Production ranges from 370 cases of the Clos du Ciel to just over 500 cases for Le Caprice. These are all fabulous entries into the California Pinot Noir sweepstakes and are fashioned from suitcase clones from Burgundy`s most famous vineyard in Vosne-Romanee.`


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