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La Carrière

La Carrière is the steepest rockiest vineyard on our Knights Valley estate. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes, some exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. Shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and the lowest average yields on the estate. Typically La Carrière offers the leanest most citrus like fruit profile of any of our Chardonnays coupled with vivid “liquid minerality” that speaks of sea salt and wet stones. The name translates to "The Quarry."

La Carrière

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

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

La Carrière Vineyard

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