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CSV
Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Bevan Cellars 2005 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Showtek 1 Bottle 150cl £280
93
California Bevan Cellars 2005 Showket Vineyard Davids Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 150cl £280
California Colgin 2005 IX Estate Syrah 2 Case 3 75cl £550
95
California Colgin 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard 1 Case 3 75cl £995
96
California Colgin 2005 IX Estate 1 Case 6 75cl £1,600
98
California Colgin 2005 IX Estate 2 Case 6 75cl £1,700
98
California Jonata 2005 Sangre 1 Bottle 75cl £80
94
California Jonata 2005 Desafio 3 Bottle 75cl £85
94
California Peter Michael 2005 Belle Fille Chardonnay 3 Bottle 75cl £100
  • Rating 94+

    Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date 28th Dec 2007

    Source 174, The Wine Advocate

    Again, orange blossoms, hazelnuts, brioche, smoke, and honeysuckle along with some peach notes are present in the full-bodied, beautifully well-delineated, pure, zesty 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille. There are only 1,600 cases of this wine, which has superb uplift and vibrancy. This 121-acre estate with 114 producing acres of vineyard all located in Knight’s Valley continues to be at the top of their game and I can’t recommend the wines highly enough. I was surprised when I showed up at Peter Michael to find both Nicolas Morlet, who replaced his brother Luc, and Luc Morlet himself, were at my tasting. It seems that Luc is still doing consulting work with his brother firmly entrenched at the winery. This is still one of the best-run wineries in the world, and one might quibble over the fact that there are so many different cuvees of Chardonnay, but they are all subtly different in style/personality. The Morlets proclaimed to me that essentially there is very little difference in the character of the Chardonnays in 2005 and 2006, except they thought the acid levels were slightly higher in 2005 and the 2006s were riper. In any event, these are sensational Chardonnays, and readers couldn’t go wrong no matter which one they buy. Previously recommended: 2005 Sauvignon Blanc l’Apres Midi (93), 2004 Chardonnay Point Rouge (95+), 2004 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir (94), 2004 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille (94), 2004 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene (97), 2004 Chardonnay La Carriere (95), 2004 Chardonnay Belle Cote (95). Tel. (707) 942-3200; Fax (707) 942-0209

Tasting Notes
94
California Sine Qua Non 2005 Mr K The Noble Man Chardonnay 2 Case 3 37.5cl £360
98
California Sine Qua Non 2005 Mr K Collection (1xStrawman,2xNobleman) 3 Case 3 37.5cl £395
California Verite 2005 Muse 3 Bottle 75cl £200
98
California Verite 2005 Desir 3 Bottle 75cl £260
100
California Verite 2005 Joie 1 Bottle 75cl £280
100
California Verite 2005 Muse 1 Bottle 150cl £420
98
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