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2017 Peter Michael 'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay

2017 Peter Michael 'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay

Producer: Peter Michael 

Region: Knights Valley, Sonoma, CA

Country: USA

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Vintage: 2017

ABV: 14.3%
Drink By: 2029

Vivino: 4.5

Tech Sheet


Occasional Wine Note: Peter Michael is one of the premier Chardonnay producers in California and this offering really showcases why. What a great blend of ripe stone and sweet citrus fruits, minerality, and a touch of spice. Reserve this one for a very special occasion. It's a beauty!

  • Wine Advocate

    Critic Score: 98

    The 2017 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille comes bounding out of the glass with all the joy and energy of a new puppy, featuring pronounced notes of apricot tart, honey toast, ginger snaps and lemon curd over a core of warm pears, apple pie and allspice, plus a hint of beeswax. Full-bodied, the palate is beautifully creamy and opulent with loads of spicy accents supporting the stone fruit layers, finishing with great freshness and minerality.

  • Jeb Dunnuck

    Rating: 97

    Clean, vibrant, full-bodied notes of white flowers, honeyed citrus, and crushed rocks emerge from the 2017 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille, but it's another tight, racy, backward wine that needs bottle age. With the incredible purity of fruit as well as the bright acidity that's the hallmark of this vintage, it has a great mid-palate, no hard edges, and a brilliant finish. There's a Chevalier-Montrachet-like purity and minerality here, and again, it needs 2-3 years in a cool cellar but is brilliant all the way.

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