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La Carrièr

Wines Produced from the La Carrière Vineyard

 

La Carrière

Estate Vineyard
Knights Valley, Sonoma County

La Carrière, French for “the quarry,” aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape and its tremendously rocky soils. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. The vineyard’s shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and usually the lowest yields on the estate.

 

La Carrière Vineyard
Peter Michael Estate
High above Knights Valley
Eastern Sonoma County

Planted: 1994

Chardonnay clonal selections:

Elevation: 1,200 - 1,700 feet
Soil: Rocky volcanic-origin
Rhyolite
Exposure: South-southeast

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