Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley la Carrière 2006

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Terroir-driven minerality remains the signature of this vineyard, with aromas of crushed stone, lily, hazelnut and sw...

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This young vine, high-altitude Chardonnay is on the delicate side for California, showing fine minerality, floral notes, lemon zest, leading to fle... Read more

A highly coveted single vineyard Chardonnay by producer Sir Peter Michael who Robert Parker said \"were at the top of their game\". Read more

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

This young vine, high-altitude Chardonnay is on the delicate side for California, showing fine minerality, floral notes, lemon zest, leading to fleshy fruit and grilled nuts.


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Source: kybecca
07/02/2008

A highly coveted single vineyard Chardonnay by producer Sir Peter Michael who Robert Parker said \"were at the top of their game\".


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516464 Snooth User: mameen1
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06/27/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

La Carrière, French for “the quarry,” aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape and its tremendously rocky soils. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. The vineyard’s shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and regularly the lowest yields on the estate. La Carrière with its concentrated “liquid minerality” effectively reflects its mountainous origin.

Tasting Notes:

Terroir-driven minerality remains the signature of this vineyard, with aromas of crushed stone, lily, hazelnut and sweet pear. Touches of mandarin orange, acacia, honey and sweet vanilla complete the elegant bouquet. Notes of citrus oils, white peaches and lemon highlight the minerality. Rich, intense, and sculpted, presenting wonderful concentration and elegance on the palate, its bright acidity and minerality will allow it to age well over the next 10 years, much like its Burgundian cousins from Puligny-Montrachet

La Carrière, French for “the quarry,” aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape and its tremendously rocky soils. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. The vineyard’s shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and regularly the lowest yields on the estate. La Carrière with its concentrated “liquid minerality” effectively reflects its mountainous origin.

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Aged 11 months.

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

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Alcohol: 14.6%

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