Original
10 Ratings
Peter Michael La Carrière Chardonnay

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) La Carrière is the steepest rockiest vineyard on our Knights Valley estate. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes, some exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. Shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and the lowest average yields on the estate. Typically La Carrière offers the leanest most citrus like fruit profile of any of our Chardonnays coupled with vivid “liquid minerality” that speaks of sea salt and wet stones. The name translates to "The Quarry."

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/00