CPE-374

Chardonnay, ‘Mon Plaisir’, Peter Michael

This is the original Peter Michael bottling, produced every vintage since 1987. Historically the wine has been 100% Old Wente clone. The 2010 vintage is the first release sourced entirely from a selected parcel on our Knights Valley Estate. Vintages 2007 through 2009 are a blend of estate fruit and fruit from the Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard (AME) on the eastern mountainsides of the Alexander Valley. Vintages 2006 and earlier were sourced entirely at AME. The wine features a rich lemon custard and brioche nose with a silky mouth feel. The name translates to “My Pleasure.”

100% naturally fermented using native yeasts
100% barrel fermented in French oak
Barrel aged sur lies 11 months with weekly bâtonnage
Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

The wine is intense and perfumed, exhibiting an exquisite bouquet of lemon cream, fresh butter, grapefruit and a flint-like minerality, with subtle notes of spring flowers. The palate is rich, full-bodied and creamy with beautiful hints of fresh lemon, pear, greengage, Mirabelle plum, mangosteen and brioche. A mineral character with hints of pain grillé and almond complete the mouthfeel of this wine and its long finish. True to its name, the Mon Plaisir is indeed a pleasure. Enjoyable now, it will age for a decade or more.

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
95
Date:
2016-10-28