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2003 Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay (750ml)
Producer: Peter Michael Winery petermichaelwinery.com
Appellation: Sonoma County - California - United States
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$100.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: September 12, 2006 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
92 points "Exhibits ripe, plump pear, apple and melon flavors that are shaded by pretty toast and vanilla-scented oak notes. Turns rich and creamy on the delicate, elegant finish. To be released September 2005. Drink now through 2009. 1,424 cases made. (JL)"
rated: September 12, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "The 2003 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille reveals a slightly greenish hue to its medium straw color. More tightly knit than its siblings, with more minerality as well as full, powerful, nearly tannic flavors, it is a rich, concentrated wine made from a south-facing hillside vineyard. It should age nicely for 5-7 years. "
rated: September 12, 2006 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
90 points "By Stephen Tanzer Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 05 (Morlet notes that these young vines are already beginning to become a source for the Point Rouge blend) Deeply pitched aromas of dried apricot, baked apple and vanillin oak, with a suggestion of tropical fruits. Broad and dry in the middle palate and not yet expressing itself. A bit edgy and phenolic on the finish, with slightly aggressive alcohol. Morlet says this is better than the 2002, but today it's very closed. 90(+?)? points "