JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97Aromas of lemon curd and cooked apple with hints of stone. Full body, flinty, stone, and dried pear. Extremely long and flavorful. Crispy finish. Creamy texture. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Offers vibrant pear, melon and citrus flavors, with a pithy texture and aroma lending a tannic edge. The better of two bottles tasted. Drink now. 2,818 cases made.Author: James Laube
Rating: 95The 2014 Chardonnay La Carriere is brilliant, showing similar characteristics, perhaps not the acidic energy of the 2015 nor its profound concentration, but full-bodied, with great purity and stunning intensity. Carriere means |quarry,| and you can see the wet stone/crushed rock minerality in both vintages of these Chardonnays, which have the potential to evolve for a decade or more.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 141 bottles owned
- 27 collectors