2002 Michaud Chardonnay Case of 12 with Cork Puller

 Many people in the new world believe that Chardonnay doesn’t age well and there are many examples of that. However the great white wines of Burgundy, most of which are Chardonnay age beautifully for several decades. Our viticultural area, high in the Gavilan mountains with its intense sunlight creates age worthy wines due to an increased level of natural tannins. Unfortunately the wine is outlasting the corks so we are offering a significant discount. Included in your purchase is a two pronged “Ah so” type cork puller to facilitate cork removal. Please allow 5 days or so for shipping so that the bottles maybe inspected before shipment. As the wine ages it develops additional flavors and the tannins soften. Try serving with Brie, walnuts and honey for an appetizer or with a nutty cheese like Gouda or Ementaller. It would also pair well with a lobster bisque. 


Central Coast Adventures – Holiday 2003

Michaud Vineyard – Wine at the Pinnacle


“…the Chalone Appellation identification on a wine label is beginning to signify the character of a unique spot, and not simply the wines from its oldest and most famous namesake. Michael tries to preserve those special qualities in wines that show balance, elegance and complexity, not sheer power. Because of its sparse soils and controlled irrigation, Michael also thinks the vineyard naturally produces wines with typical and expressive varietal character.”


“The Michaud lineup includes a rich but still crisp Chardonnay; a deep-colored, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with rewarding complexity; a Syrah full of black cherries and blessed with a long finish; and a Sangiovese with bright flavors and good food-matching acidity. As a group, the wines show a nice mix of New World fruit and Old World restraint. They may not bowl you over, but they can do something better – develop in the glass revealing flavors by the end you hadn’t noticed in the beginning” – Tim Patterson

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