Ratings & Tasting Notes:
99 points Jeb Dunnuck
Flirting with perfection, the 2017 Chardonnay Belle-Cote is a thrilling, magical Chardonnay that ranks with the crème de la crème of the vintage. A huge nose of crushed rocks, lemon curd, brioche, and toast all flow to a full Chardonnay that has a deep, concentrated, layered style on the palate. It’s one of those rich and powerful yet weightless wines, and it has terrific acidity, purity of fruit, and length. (6/2019)
99 points James Suckling
Lovely green apples and pears with attractive cream and light bread-dough undertones. Some white peaches. Full-bodied. Dense and solid with grand-cru Burgundy sensibility. So amazing, long and seamless. Goes on for minutes. Will age beautifully. (1/2020)
97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chardonnay Belle Cote (composed of Rued clone and Old Wente) grows exponentially on the nose and, with swirling, achieves a crescendo of fresh pineapple, lemon meringue pie, key lime and pink grapefruit with wafts of lychees, rose oil, allspice and tangerine peel. Full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully nuanced with loads of subtle savory and citrus layers and a lively line of freshness cutting through the creamy texture, finishing on lingering praline and brioche-inspired notes. (LPB) (2/2020)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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