2012 Peter Michael "Belle Cote" Knights Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

2012 Peter Michael "Belle Cote" Knights Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

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99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The nearly perfect 2012 Chardonnay Belle Côte boasts an amazing perfume of pineapple marmalade, tangerine oil, wet rocks and citrus blossoms. This full-bodied, stunning Chardonnay has a creamy texture as well as fabulous underlying mineral characteristics. One of the great wines of the vintage, this amazing Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next decade or more. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of flint, pineapples, sliced apples, white peaches, pears and light honey. Ginger. A full-bodied, broad-shouldered white. It turns linear and shows lots of licorice and aniseed character. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (3/2015)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A rich, vibrant, riveting style, with tiers of apricot, fig, honeydew melon, pineapple, toasty oak and blanched almond. Best of all, the flavors run deep and persistent, ending with a long, full finish. (JL) Inner quote mark (7/2014)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Pale gold. High-pitched citrus fruits and white flowers on the nose, with hints of anise and iodine adding complexity. Racy and mineral-driven and packs a punch, offering zesty orange pith, peach and honeysuckle flavors, with a note of ginger adding bite. The clean, stony finish leaves notes of pit fruits and honey behind. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2014)