95-97 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
Sir Peter’s Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille is on a very short list of the best white wines in America. Naturally, it’s also one of the hardest to get. I managed to get exactly one six-pack of this home-run Chardonnay and sometimes I can’t even get that.
The single vineyard, Ma Belle-Fille comes from a steep parcel on the Peter Michael estate precariously positioned above the fog line approximately 1700 feet above sea level. The mountain slope exceeds 40% grade in some spots. It’s the ultimate cool climate Chard. The vines work hard here and yield very little wine but what is coaxed from these tiny grapes is some of most compelling Chardonnays in the world year in and year out.
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95-97 pts – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille comes across as quite tight and mineral, with hints of pencil shavings and toasted almond accenting pineapple and lime. Medium to full-bodied, with ample richness and generosity, it finishes long and lean, with a mouthwatering edge to the citrus flavors
Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille 2017 will be delicious this Saturday night and every other for the next 10-15 years.
Grilled Fish and seasonal root vegetables are the perfect match.