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Peter Michael Winery ‘La Carrière’ Chardonnay 2017 | 750 ml.

Item #: 50563

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Chardonnay | All Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

From the Producer

Terroir-driven minerality remains the hallmark of this vineyard, with aromas of brioche, gingerbread, almond, royal jelly, vine blossoms, jasmine, hazelnut and Williams pear. The nose is dominated by aromas of mandarin orange, acacia, hazelnut and grapefruit. Accents of orange blossom, acacia and vanilla complete the elegant bouquet. Citrus oils, white peach and lemon highlight the minerality. Wonderfully concentrated and elegant on the palate, the wine is sculpted, rich, intense and creamy. The 2017 La Carrière is enjoyable now and will continue to develop for a decade or more.
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Critical Acclaim

SP91 Wine Spectator Jul 31, 2019

"Minerally and crisp, with white currant and fresh-cut green apple flavors that are well-focused. Dried savory hints emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,587 cases made." (91 pts.)

JD97 Jeb Dunnuck June 14, 2019

"The 2017 Chardonnay La Carriere is a rich, powerful style of Chardonnay, yet it stays vibrant and fresh, with terrific balance. Notes of orange blossom, pineapple, caramelized citrus, and white flowers, as well as a touch of minerality all, emerge from this full-bodied, multi-dimensional, layered beauty that’s going to evolve for at least a decade." (97 pts.)

VN94 Vinous May 2019

"Peter Michael’s 2017 Chardonnay La Carrière is laced with a super-intriguing mix of orchard fruit, lemon peel, slate, mint and crushed rocks. Bright and intensely saline, La Carrière is super-expressive in 2017, not to mention incredibly delicious. La Carrière is perhaps disadvantaged a bit by being served in a flight of Chardonnays, but it is compelling just the same. Although none of the Peter Michael wines is inexpensive, La Carrière is arguably the best relative value in the range." (94 pts.)

RP94+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2018

"A barrel sample (mainly from the Hyde clone), the 2017 Chardonnay la Carriere has a drop-dead gorgeous nose of dried apricots, warm pineapple, guava and pear tart with hints of candied ginger, honeycomb and orange blossoms. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rich and creamy with great freshness and some mineral accents coming through on the long finish. 2,560 cases are expected to be produced, to be released in February 2019." (94–96 pts.)

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From the Producer

Terroir-driven minerality remains the hallmark of this vineyard, with aromas of brioche, gingerbread, almond, royal jelly, vine blossoms, jasmine, hazelnut and Williams pear. The nose is dominated by aromas of mandarin orange, acacia, hazelnut and grapefruit. Accents of orange blossom, acacia and vanilla complete the elegant bouquet. Citrus oils, white peach and lemon highlight the minerality. Wonderfully concentrated and elegant on the palate, the wine is sculpted, rich, intense and creamy. The 2017 La Carrière is enjoyable now and will continue to develop for a decade or more.

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SKU50563
Product TypeWine
Alternate NamePeter Michael Winery ‘La Carrière’ Chardonnay
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictSonoma County
Product Location - Location-AppellationKnights Valley
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
BrandPeter Michael Winery
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2017
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorWhite
Grape(s)100% Chardonnay
Wine - Primary GrapeChardonnay
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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