Peter Michael Winery

'La Carrière' Knights Valley Chardonnay

9.1325 ratings
9.081 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
George Chen

Excellent bottle as there has been some bottle variance. This one still bright, clean minerally palate with lemon custard finish, citrus marmalade...no signs of tiring yet! :)

Excellent bottle as there has been some bottle variance. This one still bright, clean minerally palate with lemon custard finish, citrus marmalade...no signs of tiring yet! :)

Jan 23rd, 2019
Shawn R

Give it about 30min to shine. Not my fav from PM.

Give it about 30min to shine. Not my fav from PM.

Nov 18th, 2018
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
Shay A
9.2

Forgot to post these from the other day. Mark, Dan and I were able to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the wine storage facility, and some unique stuff was opened, as always!

Don’t think I’ve ever had this PM Chardonnay. Great nose of salted popcorn kernel and the finish had a mineral & stone driven note. Hint of caramel too. Probably in its best drinking window. Thanks Dan.

Forgot to post these from the other day. Mark, Dan and I were able to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the wine storage facility, and some unique stuff was opened, as always!

Don’t think I’ve ever had this PM Chardonnay. Great nose of salted popcorn kernel and the finish had a mineral & stone driven note. Hint of caramel too. Probably in its best drinking window. Thanks Dan.

Feb 17th, 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

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