Peter Michael La Carrière Estate Chardonnay 2013
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Terroir-driven minerality remains the hallmark of this vineyard, with aromas of bakery, toasted almond, dry honey, white vine rose, jasmine, hazelnut and William pear. Accents of mandarin orange, honey and vanilla complete the elegant bouquet. Wonderfully concentrated and elegant on the palate, the wine is sculpted, rich, intense and creamy. Notes of citrus oil, white peach and lemon meringue frame the minerality. The minerality and bright acidity will allow it to age well for two decades, much like its Burgundian cousins from Puligny-Montrachet.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay La Carrière is unbelievable. Production was almost 900 cases less than in 2014, and you can see it in the concentration of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, white currant, white peach and mineral notes. This magnificent, full-bodied Chardonnay should also last at least a decade.
James SucklingDried pineapple, apple, lime pie and hints of nuts. Hints of cream too. Full body, dense center palate. Hints of salt and oyster shell here. Complex and subtle. Drink now or hold.
Wine SpectatorDeftly balanced, with a mix of rich fruit flavors and mildly cedary, toasty oak. The core is centered around lime, citrus, green apple and honeydew notes, ending clean and lingering. Drink now through 2020. 1,940 cases made.