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16 Ratings
Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

Floral notes, sweet pear, grapefruit and tangerine fill the nose, while spicy oak notes add a toasty smokiness. Stony, mineral highlights are pronounced in the mouth, complemented by citrus flavors and a creamy texture. With appealing lively flavors, this wine exhibits the terroir and clonal selections of the vineyard reflected in the high-toned mineral quality evident in its flavors and bright finish. Delicious now, La Carrière will drink well for 4-6 years. his wine comes from our newest vine...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    With a complex, deeply fruited nose of ripe pears, Fuji apples, vanilla and sweet cream, this generous and very involving wine exceeds its advance billing in the mouth with broad, wonderfully fruity flavors that show the same layered mix of apples, pears and very rich oak. If showing a bit of heat at the finish, the wine is less given to runaway ripeness than its 14.9% alcohol might otherwise suggest, and it ends with substantial fruit buffering a bit of youthful coarseness. It will hold its own ...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Pale yellow. Pungent peach, pink grapefruit, chalk and spices on the nose. Soft, smooth, airy and very dry, with delicate notes of lime, wet stone and spices. A distinctly minerally style that calls to mind Puligny-Montrachet. This might have seemed almost too dry without its two grams-per-liter residual sugar. From a very low crop level under two tons per acre. This, too, seems considerably richer than the 2000 version.
  • Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker