Peter Michael La Carriere Chardonnay 2019
|California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Aromatics derived from the terroir-driven minerality of the vineyard block resonate on the nose, reminiscent of oyster shell combined with fragrant jasmine blossom, lemon-lime zest, and fresh brioche. Decadent and creamy on the palate, the wine expresses exquisite flavors of Williams pear and Golden Reinette apple, accentuated by delightful pain d'épices with toasted almonds. The superb concentration is elegantly balanced by crisp acidity, sculpting the structure of this wine much like a grand cru. The 2019 'La Carrière' will mature gracefully for the next two decades.
Offers violet and red berry hints on the nose, with flavors to match, plus crunchy Gala apple and Asian pear flavors. The refined finish offers crisp spiciness and minerally accents. Drink now through 2024.