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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay 2008
Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 119363)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense and expressive, with a nose of brioche, mineral, peach blossom, candied orange, lemon oil, yellow peach and dry apricot. Notes of vanilla, toasted hazelnut, meringue and subtle white truffle interact to complete a multi-layered and very intense bouquet. In the mouth, the texture is ample and creamy, displaying a lot of "gras" and balanced with a lingering mineral finish. The 2008 Cuvée Indigène will age and express its potential for two decades, much like its Burgundian cousins from Corton-Charlemagne.
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About Peter Michael:

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 Michael Winery is best known for single-vineyard and estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Peter Michael Winery remains true to its commitment to growing classic grape varieties in small mountain vineyards in order to produce great wines using classical winemaking techniques. Given this covenant to the product, only a limited quantity will ever be available.