2009 Peter Michael "Mon Plaisir" Knights Valley Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir bursts from the glass with layers of citrus, lemon, pastry, hazelnuts and spices. This is a subtle, refined Mon Plaisir that impresses for its fine balance and overall sense of harmony. Sweet floral notes add lift on the finish. The 2009 is the last Mon Plaisir to be made partially of purchased fruit, which was 40% in this vintage. (AG)
This displays a rich, enticing mix of green fig, white peach, apple, melon and smoky oak flavors, leading to a full body. Intense and concentrated, this ends with a smoky, figlike aftertaste.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Green-tinged yellow. Pear, fig and tangerine on the pungent nose. Pliant flavors of orchard fruits, spices and honeysuckle are nicely framed and lifted by a citrus element. Finishes with honey and citrus notes and excellent clarity; this is showing more heft than the La Carriere right now.