Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 100011
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP97
  • ST94
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Winemaker's Notes

A very intense and expressive nose of brioche, peach blossom, candied orange, lemon oil, yellow peaches and dry apricot, interacts gracefully with vanilla, toasted hazelnut, meringue and subtle white truffle to form a multi-layered and very intense bouquet. Very complex, creamy, ample texture, a lot of "gras" and balanced with a lingering perfumed finish. This vintage of Cuvée Indigène will age and continue to express its potential for two decades, much like its Burgundian cousins from Corton-Charlemagne.

Critical Acclaim

"(95-97) Another resounding success is the 2007 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene. This wine has superb honeysuckle, citrus oil, and tropical fruit notes intermixed with some smoky hazelnut and brioche aromas. It is full-bodied, has great depth, texture, and length, and looks to be one of the best cuvees of Indigene made in the last decade. "
97 Points

"Hazy, pale chartreuse color. An exotically perfumed nose displays heady aromas of citrus and orchard fruits, minerals, nougat and dried flowers, with a slow-mounting saffron quality. Deep, weighty pear and Meyer lemon flavors are underscored by smoky mineral and lees notes, which gain power with aeration. Smooth, spherical and strikingly persistent on the very long finish, which repeats the floral and smoky notes. "
94 Points

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In 1982 Sir Peter and Lady Margaret Michael built the Peter Michael Winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California. The estate vineyards rest on steep hillsides ranging in elevation from 1100 to nearly 2000 feet. Of the nearly 600 estate acres, only about 20% are planted to grapes. Peter...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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