Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2012
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Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2012

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750ml
$200.00
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Category White Wine
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Region California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 15.6%
The 2012 Ma Belle-Fille is spectacularly intense, boasting aromas of ripe peach, tangerine blossom, pastry element such as a Napoleon cake, golden apple and nectarine, accented with oyster shell minerality and brioche. Generous in the mouth, rich and concentrated, the wine displays flavors of William pear, honey, dried almond, meringue, dry chamomile, orange rind and notes of baked Reinette apple. In the mouth, the wine is tactile, gourmand and extremely pure. Layered and seductive, the finish is very long. Ma Belle-Fille 2012 will age gracefully for two decades.
Wine Advocate
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The 2012 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille reveals notes of citrus blossom, Mandarin oranges, tangerine oil, white peach, pineapple and a wet rock-like minerality. This full-bodied, opulent, exotic, stunningly classic Chardonnay should drink well for a decade or more. The good news is that there are 2,105 cases.

Robert Parker, December 29, 2014
International Wine Cellar
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The 2012 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille reveals notes of citrus blossom, Mandarin oranges, tangerine oil, white peach, pineapple and a wet rock-like minerality. This full-bodied, opulent, exotic, stunningly classic Chardonnay should drink well for a decade or more. The good news is that there are 2,105 cases.

December 2013
Wine Spectator
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Captivating, sleek, elegant and graceful, this is rich without weight, offering a mix of ripe pear, fig, apricot and melon flavors, with subtle touches of nutmeg, hazelnut and toasted almond. For all its flavor and depth, this displays wonderful lift on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,080 cases made.

James Laube, July 31, 2014
Vinous
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Green-tinged yellow. Vibrant aromas of lime, anise, chalky minerals and honeysuckle show impressive clarity and a hint of iodine. Firm, tightly focused and dry, offering mineral-driven citrus and orchard fruit flavors and complicating ginger and quinine nuances. Finishes racy and pure, with strong, clinging mineral and citrus zest flavors.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2014