Peter Michael Winery

'La Carrière' Knights Valley Chardonnay

9.229 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Nic Z
9.2

Oak influenced. Needs years to reach the beautiful matured Peter Michael level of creamy sophistication

Oak influenced. Needs years to reach the beautiful matured Peter Michael level of creamy sophistication

Mar 8th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

@David L in picture.
Total new-oak presentation. Lovely, zesty nose. Palate presents grapefruit and tangerines. Very fruit-forward, with acid which has not yet come together. David’s numbers, which I agree with. Stunning presentation.

@David L in picture.
Total new-oak presentation. Lovely, zesty nose. Palate presents grapefruit and tangerines. Very fruit-forward, with acid which has not yet come together. David’s numbers, which I agree with. Stunning presentation.

May 4th, 2018
Brian Duffy

This 2014 gem was the perfect start to the Mayacama comeback weekend. Ample fruit, acid, length...fighting, fencing, giants, true love! Things can only get better.

This 2014 gem was the perfect start to the Mayacama comeback weekend. Ample fruit, acid, length...fighting, fencing, giants, true love! Things can only get better.

Nov 25th, 2017
James R. Gilbarty

Chardonnay at its best...I am not a big Chardonnay person but this is the exception!

Chardonnay at its best...I am not a big Chardonnay person but this is the exception!

Sep 23rd, 2017
Craig Stanfield

I get he hype

I get he hype

Sep 22nd, 2017
Gilbert Van Hassel

Blue Duck Tavern in Washington 2015 vintage. 14.8 alcohol wood not integrated yet. Will it ever be ? Flabby wine not a lot of depth. Monodimensional not my thing.

Blue Duck Tavern in Washington 2015 vintage. 14.8 alcohol wood not integrated yet. Will it ever be ? Flabby wine not a lot of depth. Monodimensional not my thing.

Jul 29th, 2017
Gaetan Ciampini

Exceeded expectations. Alcohol is clearly noticeable but there is some good acidity. Lemon, butter and some oak. Nicely layered. Not my style but I get the appeal.

Exceeded expectations. Alcohol is clearly noticeable but there is some good acidity. Lemon, butter and some oak. Nicely layered. Not my style but I get the appeal.

Jun 29th, 2017
David L

David had this 7 months ago

David had this 7 months ago

Feb 2nd, 2019
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Jan 19th, 2018