2012 Peter Michael "Cuvee Indigene" Knights Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

2012 Peter Michael "Cuvee Indigene" Knights Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

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100 points Wine Advocate

The Chardonnay Cuvée Indigène was inspired by Helen Turley in 1988. Essentially a winemaker’s barrel selection from the finest lots of the Old Wente clone, the dominate clonal component of all these single-vineyard wines, it is fermented with natural yeasts, and has always been one of Peter Michael’s finest Chardonnays. Utter perfection, the 2012 Chardonnay Cuvée Indigène (460 cases) possesses copious notes of orange marmalade, apricot, crème brûlée, honeysuckle, citrus oil and nectarines. This beautiful, seamless, exotic, full-bodied, compelling Chardonnay reveals a 45-second finish. (RP)  (12/2014)

94 points Vinous

Light gold. Deep, intense aromas of poached pear, nectarine and jasmine, along with a powerful mineral element. Deeply concentrated orchard and citrus fruit flavors pick up notes of vanilla and candied fig with air, along with a refreshing kick of chalky minerality. Plush and expansive but also energetic and precise, finishing with outstanding power and stony persistence. (ST)  (5/2014)