97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
La Carrière 2017 Chardonnay is sourced from the steepest parcel on the Peter Michael estate, precariously positioned on a rocky mountainside 1200-1700 feet above sea level. The mountain slopes exceed 40% grade in some spots. The vines work hard here and yield very little wine but what is coaxed from these tiny grapes is some of most compelling Chardonnays in the world.
96 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 is a tightly wound, charged up wine that takes time to unravel in the glass. It is loaded with aromas and flavors of citrus rind, white flowers, green apple and pear with a distinctive sense of minerality that flows throughout the wine. Chardonnay La Carrière 2017 will be delicious this Saturday night and every other for the next 10-15 years.
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96 pts Robert Parker; 97 pts, Jeb Dunnuck
This is a monumental wine with an enormous score to match.
Raw oysters, creamy soups, sushi and pasta or risotto.