Peter Michael La Carriere

Peter Michael La Carrière Sonoma Chard 2016


Product Details
  • Item Code: WN18041203
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country|Region: California, Sonoma, Knights Valley
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Bottle Size: 750ml

Ratings and Awards

  • 96 Robert Parker

About this product

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 Âliquid minerality that speaks of sea salt and wet stones. The name translates to "The Quarry."

The 2016 Chardonnay la Carriere has a delicate nose of white peaches, grapefruit and honeysuckle with a yeasty undercurrent and a waft of allspice. Medium-bodied, the palate has great elegance and sophistication, with a quiet intensity of citrus and stone fruit layers and a lively backbone, finishing with mineral nuances. To be bottled in February 2018; 1,940 cases are expected. RP