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94
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Peter Michael Winery 2004 L'Apres-Midi Sauvignon Blanc (Knights Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $42

As rich as a Chardonnay, yet with Sauvignon’s distinctive savory profile, this is great wine. From low-yielding mountain vineyards, the juice was barrel fermented and aged sur lies, but no malolactic fermentation was permitted. Few Sauvignons in California achieve this level of complexity. The lush, roasted nuts, with a firm, hard minerality throughout.

 — S.H.  (8/1/2006)
93
points

Peter Michael Winery 2002 Ma Belle-Fille Chardonnay (Sonoma County)

  1. $75

From vineyards 1,900 feet up in the Mayacamas, a heavyweight Chard. The parts haven’t knit together yet, but when they do, look out. Ripe pears and apricots, mangoes and vanilla, all drip with honey, in a creamy, soft texture. It has a long, dusty spice finish. Start drinking at the end of this year.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2005)
93
points

Peter Michael Winery 2003 Les Pavots Red (Knights Valley)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $150

Tannic and closed to the point of inaccessibility, this Cab-based blend, which contains Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, comes from low-yielding vines grown 1,700 feet above Knights Valley. It all comes down to a question of ageability. The answer is it will age quite nicely. The balance is superb, and the core of fruit is there. Do not open this wine until…

 — S.H.  (9/1/2006)
93
points

Peter Michael Winery 2000 Les Pavots Red (Knights Valley)

  1. $110

A well-ripened, opulent wine; it’s huge in blackcurrant and cassis flavors and elaborate oak. You can taste the barrels in the smoke, vanilla and spicy flavors. Acidity hasn’t been integrated yet, nor have the dusty tannins. It’s really good now, but is best left to soften and integrate through 2008.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2004)
93
points

Peter Michael Winery 2001 La Carriere Chardonnay (Sonoma County)

  1. $60

This most complete of Sir Peter’s Chardonnays combines exquisite acidity with opulence. It is a fresh, young wine, a bit sharp in its bite, but packed with lime, peach and pear flavors that also possess a flinty, mineral edge. The finish is long, spicy and impressive. As good as it is now, its precocity suggests aging through 2010.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2004)
92
points

Peter Michael Winery 2001 Belle Cote Chardonnay (Sonoma County)

  1. $60

This opulent, all-too-drinkable wine offers powerful aromas and flavors of ripe Bosc pears that are liberally oaked. It is a big, muscular wine, with a rich texture of buttery cream and fine lees, and a tight spine of acidity. Will hold in your cellar for many years, but it’s superb now.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2004)
92
points

Peter Michael Winery 1999 Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay (Sonoma County)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $85

The flagship of the Peter Michael Chardonnays is a stylish, sexy wine. Opens with a wonderful nose of peach, tropical fruit, nuts and orange tea; it shows great poise and a classic sense of proportion from bouquet to finish. The wine unfolds and expands in the glass, offering lovely orange, mineral and tarragon flavors. The engaging finish has great length and…

 — W.E.  (7/1/2001)
91
points

Peter Michael Winery 2001 Mon Plaisir Chardonnay (Sonoma County)

  1. $60

Rich and tart, a spice-packed wine brimming with flavors of pears and tropical fruits that are tightly wound around a core of fresh young acids. The oak has been lavishly applied. Fine now, but will benefit from a few years of age.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2004)
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