Peter Michael Winery Cuvée Indigène Chardonnay 2012

$249

...inspired by Helen Turley in 1988. Essentially a winemaker’s barrel selection from the finest lots of the Old Wente clone, the dominate clonal component of all these single-vineyard wines, it is fermented with natural yeasts, and has always been one of Peter Michael’s finest Chardonnays. Utter perfection, the 2012 Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene (460 cases) possesses copious notes of orange marmalade, apricot, crème brulee, honeysuckle, citrus oil and nectarines. This beautiful, seamless, exotic, full-bodied, compelling Chardonnay reveals a 45-second finish. Drink now-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Great concentration and power, but not overdone. Lemon-lime custard, nice acid lift on the finish.

Great concentration and power, but not overdone. Lemon-lime custard, nice acid lift on the finish.

9.2

Todd Golper

Straw and pepper nose. Apricot. Lots of mouthfeel. Most interesting chard I’ve ever had. Not even sure how I feel about it. Certainly unique.

Straw and pepper nose. Apricot. Lots of mouthfeel. Most interesting chard I’ve ever had. Not even sure how I feel about it. Certainly unique.

9.0

romo

If you’re going to drink CA Chardonnay..

If you’re going to drink CA Chardonnay..

9.2

Andy Hall

I love me some Peter Michael!

I love me some Peter Michael!

9.4

Ian Rountree

Perhaps the most incredible Chardonnay I've ever had. The native fermentation is apparent. Had this next to Belle Cote, which I adore... Indigene is head and shoulders better.

Perhaps the most incredible Chardonnay I've ever had. The native fermentation is apparent. Had this next to Belle Cote, which I adore... Indigene is head and shoulders better.

10

Brendan Leary

Five stars I love this wine

Five stars I love this wine

9.8

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.