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2007 Peter Michael Point Rouge Chardonnay

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Latest Sale Price

May 1, 2016 - $220

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RATINGS

96-99Robert M. Parker Jr.

Exotic tropical fruits soar from the perfumed nose of this wine. It has terrific acid, hints of tropical fruit, orange marmalade, and lemon blossom in a full-bodied, rich, pure, but delicate style.

96Vinous / IWC

Expansive aromas of toasty lees, poached pear, anise and minerals, with a subtle vanilla bean quality. Deep orchard fruit flavors are firmed by bitter citrus zest and peach pit and gain tangy minerality and smoky peatiness on the back end.

95Wine Spectator

A deliciously rich, creamy style with smoky, toasty oak wrapped around fig, melon and honeysuckle. Full-blown, focused, concentrated and persistent, with a long, amazing finish.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.