Advanced search

Marketplace Activity

Community Inventory Summary

Loading Loading....

Users who own this wine

Sarah and Tommy

Market Pricing

Average Retail:
No Data Available
W.Searcher Avg.: No Data Available
W.Searcher Low: No Data Available
W.Searcher High: No Data Available
Avg Auction:
No Data Available
Date   Listing Low High Avg
Date Merchant Price  
Avg Marketplace:
(of 4 listings - last 12 months)
$123.00Details
Date Quantity Sale Price  
 
 
 
 
Low US Retail is updated twice a month and excludes outlier listings. Detailed listings are sourced daily from our partner, Global Wine Stocks, and may include outliers. Note that you can use the 'Report a problem' link which appears after clicking on any individual listing to notify our content team and partner of incorrect wine matches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auction prices are based on actual auction results (inclusive of buyerÂ’s premiums) of 750ml bottle sizes only. As auction prices fluctuate from auction to auction and some wines have limited auction activity, the average auction price is updated twice a month and derived from a proprietary algorithm.
 
 
 

2008 Peter Michael - Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay - USA - California - Sonoma - Knights Valley - White

USA - California - Sonoma - Knights Valley

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

Peter Michael's estate vineyards (founded in 1982) are what make his wines truly exceptional. Sugarloaf Ranch sits high above Knights Valley in eastern Sonoma County, and from its rocky volcanic soil come Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard, above Alexander Valley, provides additional Chardonnay. All Peter Michael... More »

Score
95
WA 97
WS 97
IWC 93
Drink Dates
VF: 2010-2018 WA: 2011-2021 WS: 2010-2016
Buy from Vinfolio
750ml $99.95
Go

IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 150

($85) Green-tinged yellow. Sexy, intensely perfumed aromas of nectarine, pear, iodine and anise, with a slow-building floral quality. Taut, deep, gently smoky orchard fruit flavors are complicated by succulent herb and honeysuckle qualities and given cut by a zesty mineral quality. Plenty rich but gives up nothing in the way of energy, finishing with strong stony cut and excellent clarity.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 193
Drink Dates 2011-2021

Flamboyant and exotic, the extroverted, exuberant, powerful 2008 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille is a sensational hussy of a wine. Lots of brioche, buttered pastry, lemon oil, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, nectarine and caramelized citrus characteristics soar from the glass of this big, full-bodied, super-intense 2008. The oak is hardly noticeable and the acidity and freshness are impressive in spite of the 15.4% alcohol. It is a stunning Chardonnay to drink over the next decade.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2016

This is a tremendous Chardonnay, intense, pure, ripe and complex, with concentrated pear, apple, fig and melon flavors that are elegant and refined. Well-defined and long on the finish.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
VF
Source Vinfolio
Drink Dates 2010-2018

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.445%
Tasted On 09/29/2013
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Edward O88
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.946%
Tasted On 08/12/2013
Drink Dates
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.983%
Tasted On 10/12/2012

Beautiful. Even young.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author A Howells
Trade
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/02/2011
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author noelivan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.859%
Tasted On 01/02/2012
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
 

Sign in (or register) to create a WinePost on this wine.

 
 
 
 
A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When the Update Twitter checkbox is selected your Tweet will automatically update to Twitter. Your Tweet will take the form 'Tasted [wine name] at [link to VinCellar wine page]'. As much of your tasting note as possible will be appended to the end up to the 140 character Twitter limit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Record your notes on the aroma and flavor of the wine. Mark your note as private or as public and available to the VinCellar community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please enter an abbreviation of up to three characters to identify the source of your review. For example, IWC would be entered as the source to represent a review from Internation Wine Cellar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drink date is averaged using VinCellar members' most recent start and end drink date submissions for this wine.