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Peter Michael Winery

Peter Michael Winery Peter Michael Winery specializes in only single-vineyard designated wines produced from premium hillside vineyards. Each wine reflects the unique characteristics of its "terroir" or site. The foundation of the wine is crafted under the guidance of Luc Morlet, winemaker, & Javier Avina, vineyard manager. Traditional winemaking techniques such as French oak aging, a weekly “bâtonnage” or stirring while in barrel and native fermentations are supplemented by new traditions. As an example, to create the desired humidity found in underground caves, we installed a misting system in our barrel aging room. We have also designed a hand sorting system to ensure that only fully ripened, whole grape clusters make it into the wine press.

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12400 Ida Clayton Road, Calistoga, CA, US, 94515 Email: wineclub@petermichaelwinery.com
Phone: 800-354-4459 Web: www.petermichaelwinery.com
Fax: 707-942-0209
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  Belle Côte Estate Chardonnay
Intense, muscular and hedonistic. Aromas of roses, lychee nuts and orange rind backed by minerals and spices. Rich, full-bodied and creamy on the palate with exotic mango, apricot and green apple flavors. Balanced and seamless with a long finish. The 2003 Belle Côte is enjoyable now but given the wine’s s concentration and extract we expect it to develop for another 7+ years.
  Belle Côte Estate Chardonnay
Distinctly intense, muscular and hedonistic. Aromas of roses, lychee nuts and citrus blossom come to mind with a background of minerals and spices, accompanied by a final touch of nutmeg and cedar. Full-bodied and creamy, the palate displays a rich, sensual, seamless texture. High natural acidity and notes of brioche and pain grillé complete the mouth feel. The 2004 Belle Côte is enjoyable now and will continue to develop it’s unique character for 7+ years.
  Cuvée Indigène Chardonnay
Aromas of candied orange, lemon drop, dry apricot, dry fig and Mirabelle plum, interact with touches of vanilla and exotic elements such as mango, coconut and pineapple to form this remarkable multi-layered and intense bouquet. Complexity, richness and concentration characterize the palate of this dramatic edition of Cuvée Indigène, promised to age gracefully for at least a decade.
  L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc
The very intense and multi-layered bouquet of honeysuckle, gooseberry, white flesh peach, bergamot, honeyed grapefruit and dry apricot is completed by elegant touches of acacia, daffodil, white pepper, dry hay and wet stone. Rich and zesty, the mouth feel is reminiscent of the aromas and seamless. The strong mineral background, stamp of the L’Après-Midi terroir, counterbalances the overall richness, giving a clear delineation and superb refinement. The finish is layered, very long and elegant. Built to age, this L’Après-Midi is already intensively revealing itself.
  L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc
The very intense and multi-layered bouquet of honeysuckle, gooseberry, white flesh peach, bergamot, honeyed grapefruit and dry apricot is completed by elegant touches of acacia, daffodil, white pepper, dry hay and wet stone. Rich and zesty, the mouth feel is reminiscent of the aromas and seamless. The strong mineral background, stamp of the L’Après-Midi terroir, counterbalances the overall richness, giving a clear delineation and superb refinement. The finish is layered, very long and elegant. Built to age, this L’Après-Midi is already intensively revealing itself.
  L’Esprit des Pavots
Spectacularly rich and intense, this second release vintage of L’Esprit des Pavots displays all of the usual features which characterize Les Pavots, the Terroir which the fruit is from: blueberry, cassis, licorice, chocolate, cedar and roasted coffee beans. The fruit of the young vines brought additional aromas of red cherries and red pepper to the complex bouquet. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate exhibits abundant youthful yet beautiful tannins and a lingering finish. Enjoyable at release time, this great wine should age well for a decade.
  La Carrière Chardonnay
A terroir-driven minerality dominates the aroma; wet stone, baking flour and white truffle. The minerality is highlighted by notes of citrus oils, pear and lemon with hints of brioche, vanilla and hazelnut. On the palate, the 2003 La Carrière has wonderful concentration, depth and a rich creaminess. Its bright acidity and minerality are comparable to a Puligny-Montrachet and will allow it to age well over the next 7-10 years.
  Le Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir
Intense aromas of raspberry and red cherry completed by hints of Earl Grey tea, sweet oak, graphite and mint soar quickly. Then, the bouquet opens up to additional aromas such as wild strawberries, ripen Quetsche plum, violet and forest floor. Rich yet delicate, the mouthfeel is round, soft and precise which leads to a very long, fruity and slightly earthy finish. 2002 Le Moulin Rouge drinks well young yet will age for 7+ years.
  Le Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir
First, intense aromas of raspberry and red cherry completed by hints of Earl Grey tea and graphite. Then, the bouquet opens up to additional aromas such as wild strawberries, violet and forest floor and a touch of cedar. Rich yet delicate, the mouthfeel is round, soft and intense, which leads to a very long and fruity finish. The 2003 Le Moulin Rouge drinks well young yet will age for a decade.
  Les Pavots
Saturated ruby-purple color; a wonderfully complex bouquet of red cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry jam, interspersed with nuances of cedar, tobacco, white chocolate and earthy notes (grey truffle and forest floor). The same ripe, rich fruit impressions follow through to the palate. In the mouth, the wine is creamy and round, with gorgeous velvet-like tannins and a long finish. The 2002 Les Pavots is ready for near term enjoyment and will age gracefully for at least a decade.
  Les Pavots
Saturated ruby color with a nuance of purple, the 2003 Les Pavots reveals a gorgeous and intense bouquet of red cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry and blackberry, which are interspersed with nuances of cedar, tobacco (cigar box), graphite, lavender and sweet vanilla. Very rich and full-bodied, this wine offers the same ripe fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is creamy, with gorgeous velvet and slightly firm tannins, which lead to a long finish. The 2003 Les Pavots will benefit from another year of cellaring for near term enjoyment and will age gracefully for several decades.
  Ma Belle-Fille Chardonnay
Rich and intense, this second release vintage of Ma Belle-Fille boasts aromas of citrus oils, orange blossoms, dry apricot, apple skins, wet stone and brioche intermixed with such exotic tropical fruits as guava and ripened pineapple, and an hint of dry chamomile. The mouth is rich, concentrated and very generous, displaying additional flavors of baked Reinette apple, meringue and orange rind. The finish is layered, rich, seductive and very long.
  Mon Plaisir Chardonnay
Open and intense, this wine is indeed a true pleasure, displaying an exquisite bouquet of lemon cream, candied pineapple and honey as well as tropical fruits such as guava and mango. The palate is rich, full-bodied and creamy with beautiful fresh lemon, golden delicious apple, brioche and mineral notes. Hints of pain grillé and hazelnut complete the long final mouth feel of this wine.
  Point Rouge Chardonnay
The pinnacle chardonnay of an exceptional vintage, the 2002 Point Rouge is truly extraordinary and impeccably defined, offering a subtle symbiosis of richness, complexity and elegance. Orange rind, citrus oils, marmalade, golden delicious apple, William pear, acacia, candied pineapple and wet stone notes create, with hints of honeysuckle, caramel, chestnut skin, white truffle and coconut, an extremely refined and already complex bouquet. Multi-dimensional, rich and seamless, the palate offers a rare harmony of the different components as well as an extraordinary persistence. 2002 Point Rouge will gain even more complexity in 3-4 years and should age gracefully for at least a decade.
  Point Rouge Chardonnay
The pinnacle Chardonnay of an exceptional vintage, the 2003 Point Rouge is truly extraordinary and impeccably defined, offering a subtle symbiosis of richness, complexity and elegance. Orange rind, citrus oils, golden delicious apple, William pear, acacia, candied pineapple and wet stone notes create, with hints of honeysuckle, crème brulée, chestnut skin, white truffle and coconut, an extremely refined and already complex bouquet. Multi-dimensional, rich and seamless, the palate offers a rare harmony of the different components as well as an extraordinary persistence. 2003 Point Rouge will gain even more complexity in 3 - 4 years and should age gracefully for a decade.

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