As I was thinking about the recent Michaud Chardonnay tasting at the Oxbow Wine Bar in Napa, something Peter Granoff (Master Sommelier & Owner) said kept coming back to me.
"Quickly now - how many California Chardonnay producers can you think of that truly have a track record for aging well? Hanzell? Forman? Stony Hill? Chalone? This is not a complete list, of course, but one of the winemakers responsible for cellar worthy California Chardonnays over many vintages is Michael Michaud. Michael's admiration and respect for the intense conditions of Monterey County's Chalone Appellation high in the Gabilan Range began when he became assistant winemaker to the legendary Richard Graff at Chalone Vineyard in 1979. In 1983 he took the reins as winemaker and was responsible for the subsequent 15 vintages at Chalone. His Chalone Chardonnays are included in James Laube's Great Chardonnays of California, and Robert Parker has written favorably of his wines, particularly those made since 1990, calling Chalone "the Montrachet of California."
In order to allow you to experience the true range this Michaud Vineyard Chardonnay has to offer I've created a six-bottle Chardonnay flight. This rare flight (I've only set aside 20 of these) show off a Chardonnay from 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2 bottles of 2010!
At a Special Price Too! Only $212.00 plus shipping. We sell this flight regularly for $250 - saving you 15%.