Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carriere 2015
RP(95-97): "The 2015 Chardonnay La Carrière, from Dijon and Hyde clones, exhibits exceptional minerality, great concentration, tangerine oil, marmalade and citrus blossom. White currants also make an appearance in this super-concentrated wine, which is about one-third less production than in 2014."
Peter Michael Winery has a stellar reputation for exquisite, artisan releases inspired by the French winemaking tradition. The winery was founded on rocky volcanic ridges of Mount St. Helena, with Helen Turley as the original winemaker, and Nicolas Morlet as the current. La Carriere Chardonnay comes from the steepest, rockiest vineyard on their Knight’s Valley estate. It’s rich, intense, creamy, and full of terroir-driven minerality. Aged in 100% French oak.