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Belle Côte

Located just next to La Carrière, Belle Côte is a contrasting site with thicker soils and an eastern facing exposure. Sloped away from the afternoon sun and sheltered by a stand of trees on its western border, the vines are exceptionally slow to ripen. Typically this wine produces the broadest fattest fruit profile of our Chardonnays with dominant orange peel, tangerine and marmalade flavors accented with exotic lychee and the estate's signature wet stone mineral character. The name translates to "Beautiful Slope."

Belle Côte
Peter Michael Estate
High above Knights Valley
Eastern Sonoma County

Planted: 1990
Chardonnay clonal selections:

Elevation: 1,700 - 1,800 feet
Soil: Volcanic-origin, Rhyolite Rhyolite

Exposure: South-southeast

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

Belle Côte Vineyard

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