Peter Michael Winery

'La Carrière' Knights Valley Chardonnay

9.1312 ratings
8.973 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

On the downslope but still very tasty. Lack of much acid. I like it. Drink right away.

On the downslope but still very tasty. Lack of much acid. I like it. Drink right away.

Oct 14th, 2018
Al Shikoh

Lemon yellow with aromas of lemon, grapefruit peel, white peach, acacia, and almond. Full bodied a creamy texture and ripe fruit which is balanced by good acidity and minerality. Sourced from vineyard with steep, rocky slopes from 1,200 to 1,700 feet elevation. Barrel fermented with native yeast then aged on the lees in French oak for 11 months with weekly bâtonnage. 14.8% ABV. $95.

Lemon yellow with aromas of lemon, grapefruit peel, white peach, acacia, and almond. Full bodied a creamy texture and ripe fruit which is balanced by good acidity and minerality. Sourced from vineyard with steep, rocky slopes from 1,200 to 1,700 feet elevation. Barrel fermented with native yeast then aged on the lees in French oak for 11 months with weekly bâtonnage. 14.8% ABV. $95.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.5

Pretty simple and was good with salmon and crabs. A lot of tropical fruit without much acid - shows pineapple, apricot, caramel and some vanilla. Drink up if have, won’t get better.

Pretty simple and was good with salmon and crabs. A lot of tropical fruit without much acid - shows pineapple, apricot, caramel and some vanilla. Drink up if have, won’t get better.

May 13th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.7

It’s hot but pretty good nonetheless. Lots of tropical fruit with a tart finish.

It’s hot but pretty good nonetheless. Lots of tropical fruit with a tart finish.

Dec 26th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Flabby and lacking acid. Drying on the palate.

Flabby and lacking acid. Drying on the palate.

Nov 17th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.2

Overpacked and flabby. Why do this to grapes?

Overpacked and flabby. Why do this to grapes?

Jul 19th, 2017
Andrew Benn

2013
Loved this wine for years
Surprised me with how nuanced it was so young.
More delicate than others years of La Carriere
Keep it to sipping occasions or with simple food, might otherwise get swamped

2013
Loved this wine for years
Surprised me with how nuanced it was so young.
More delicate than others years of La Carriere
Keep it to sipping occasions or with simple food, might otherwise get swamped

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2015
Victor Aul

Back on track!! Solid wine well balanced. Honey, orange taffy and balanced oak.

Back on track!! Solid wine well balanced. Honey, orange taffy and balanced oak.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2015
Victor Aul

Honeysuckle and tangerine on the nose. Vanilla and pineapple with a creamy mid plate with medium plus acidity. Back on track.

Honeysuckle and tangerine on the nose. Vanilla and pineapple with a creamy mid plate with medium plus acidity. Back on track.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2015
George Chen

Pros, get over the higher alcohol stigma...this wine is powerful with finesse. Grown on hilly (45 degree) quarry rock (hence name La Carriere) this mineral packed wine has sharp lemon custard acidity. Great Chard in my humble opinion. One of the best in CA!

Pros, get over the higher alcohol stigma...this wine is powerful with finesse. Grown on hilly (45 degree) quarry rock (hence name La Carriere) this mineral packed wine has sharp lemon custard acidity. Great Chard in my humble opinion. One of the best in CA!

Feb 16th, 2017