2020 Peter Michael Winery • Chardonnay Belle Cote
Rating 98 points
Release Price $110
Drink Date 2024 - 2030
Reviewed by Erin Brooks
Issue Date 17th Feb 2023
Source February 2023 Week 2, The Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Belle Côte, matured for 12 months in about 40% new French oak, explodes with singular aromas of ginger, lemongrass and Meyer lemon with streaks of flint and dried herbs. The medium-bodied palate is just as intense, offering highly concentrated fruit, seamless acidity, expansive, spicy flavors and a finish that goes on and on. Ultra concentrated and perfumed, the Belle Côte is especially expressive this vintage. 2,782 cases were made.