2017 Peter Michael "La Carriere" Knights Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

2017 Peter Michael "La Carriere" Knights Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

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97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2017 Chardonnay La Carriere is a rich, powerful style of Chardonnay, yet it stays vibrant and fresh, with terrific balance. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Intense aromas of sliced cooked apples, limes and hints of coconut. Full-bodied, creamy and very dense, yet extremely fresh and vivid. Crunchy acidity. Lovely texture. Exciting. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Chardonnay la Carriere has a little more Old Wente clone selection in it from this year. It features a bombastic, staggeringly expressive nose of baked peaches, honey-drizzled pears, crème brulee and lemon tart with wafts of poached pears, gingerbread and toasted almonds. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, the palate is completely coated in honey-laced stone fruit and spiced pears layers, featuring and racy backbone and hedonic texture, finishing very long and spicy. (LPB) 96+ Inner quote mark (2/2020)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Peter Michael's 2017 Chardonnay La Carrière is laced with a super-intriguing mix of orchard fruit, lemon peel, slate, mint and crushed rocks. Bright and intensely saline, La Carrière is super-expressive in 2017, not to mention incredibly delicious. La Carrière is perhaps disadvantaged a bit by being served in a flight of Chardonnays, but it is compelling just the same. Although none of the Peter Michael wines is inexpensive, La Carrière is arguably the best relative value in the range. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Minerally and crisp, with white currant and fresh-cut green apple flavors that are well-focused. Dried savory hints emerge on the finish. (JM) Inner quote mark (6/2019)