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10 Ratings
Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(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
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
  • Robert Parker
    (2000 Vintage)