Peter Michael Winery

'La Carrière' Knights Valley Chardonnay

9.265 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
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
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
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

Minerally, spuce apple-pear and toasty oak. Lovely. Just a tad warm on the finish (15.5%).

Minerally, spuce apple-pear and toasty oak. Lovely. Just a tad warm on the finish (15.5%).

Dec 25th, 2014
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.5

Fantastic minerality, bright acidity along with an amazing rich texture and lees character. Incredible finish. Absolutely delicious.

Fantastic minerality, bright acidity along with an amazing rich texture and lees character. Incredible finish. Absolutely delicious.

Nov 3rd, 2014
Jon Maxwell

Founder Veritas Wine Consulting

8.2

Too big and warm and caramelly for my personal taste - and could probably use a little time to come together - but clearly a solid wine and likely great for folks with a different preference.

Too big and warm and caramelly for my personal taste - and could probably use a little time to come together - but clearly a solid wine and likely great for folks with a different preference.

May 11th, 2014
Victor Aul

Not the best expression of this wine from this winery but ok

Not the best expression of this wine from this winery but ok

Apr 19th, 2014
EJ Cory

#hot

Jun 27th, 2015
Kevin Cahill

The best Chardonnay I’ve had in a long time. Perfect combination of acid, mineral, butter, and fruit.

The best Chardonnay I’ve had in a long time. Perfect combination of acid, mineral, butter, and fruit.

May 19th, 2019
Bob Boyle

Nose of minerals & stone fruit, body of peach & toasty with good clean finish

Nose of minerals & stone fruit, body of peach & toasty with good clean finish

Jul 25th, 2018
Gaucho36

Powerhouse Cal chard.....but I am starting to lose my taste for this and finding myself more interested in white burgundy

Powerhouse Cal chard.....but I am starting to lose my taste for this and finding myself more interested in white burgundy

Jun 7th, 2015