Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of <a href="https://userway.org">website accessibility</a>
  • Home
  • 2012 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere

2012 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 54391-2012-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$120.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Combines amazing richness and sharply defined fruit in a sleek, tapered style that's graceful and elegant, unfolding to offer honey-laced green apple, pear, peach and fig notes shaded by smoky, toasty oak and ending with a long, sustained finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Hazy yellow. Powerful, seductively perfumed aromas of Meyer lemon, orange pith and pear, with an undercurrent of smoky minerals and iodine. Chewy, penetrating pear skin and bitter citrus zest flavors gain flesh with air while maintaining impressive energy and focus, with a hint of ginger emerging on the back half. Finishes pure and focused, with repeating notes of iodine and smoke.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The sexy 2012 Chardonnay la Carriere reveals notes of honeyed brioche, orange marmalade, tropical fruit blossoms and caramelized citrus. Broad, savory and full-bodied, this stunning Chardonnay should be consumed over the next 5-10 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jam02110
Peter Michael's estate vineyards (founded in 1982) are what make his wines truly exceptional. Sugarloaf Ranch sits high above Knights Valley in eastern Sonoma County, and from its rocky volcanic soil come Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard, above Alexander Valley, provides additional Chardonnay. All Peter Michael wines are site-driven single vineyard bottlings, whether from the estate or the limited sourced appellations. The line-up of estate wines is supplemented by a Pinot Noir from Pisoni Vineyard called "Le Moulin Rouge."

See other similar producers:Martinelli Winery,Flowers Vineyard and Winery,Dierberg Vineyard

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 376 bottles owned
  • 66 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 66 collectors)