Robert Parker – 99
Equally provocative and profound is the magnificent 2014 Chardonnay Point Rouge. Complex notes of tropical fruits intermixed with toast, smoked almonds, brioche and white peach are stunning in this prodigious, full-bodied, multidimensional Chardonnay. Both the 2015 and 2014 are 10- to 15-year wines, but extremely difficult to find in the marketplace. As I have mentioned in the past, readers should note the slight greenish hue to all of the Peter Michael Chardonnays, which seems to be a healthy sign of high-quality fruit and the chlorophyll from the vines.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031
Vinous – 94+
The 2014 Chardonnay Point Rouge, the selection of the estate’s best lots, is terrific. Rich, ample and creamy – but never overly heavy – the Point Rouge captures the essence of the Peter Michael style. The Point Rouge is another wine that is going to need a bit of time to come into its own. Even today, though, it is super-expressive.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026