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Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Cuvée Indigene 2005

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French for "The Quarry", the name of this Chardonnay aptly describes the vineyard's rocky soils.

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Peter Michael Winery:
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant ... Read more
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant rather than overstated. Three, there would be a hundred-year commitment to the development of a great estate. Read less

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Tasting Notes:

A terroir-driven minerality remains the signature of this vineyard, with aromas of crushed stone, lily, hazelnut and sweet pear. Touch¬es of mandarin orange and sweet vanilla complete the elegant bou¬quet. Notes of citrus oils, white peaches and lemon highlight the minerality. Rich and intense, 2005 La Carriere presents wonderful concentration and elegance on the palate. It's bright acidity and minerality will allow it to age well over the next 10 years, much like its Burgundian cousin from Puligny-Montrachet.

French for "The Quarry", the name of this Chardonnay aptly describes the vineyard's rocky soils.

Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented (French oak from selected artisan coopers)

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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