Peter Michael Winery, La Carrière Estate Chardonnay 2009
La Carrière is consistently the most mineral and Burgundian of the Peter Michael Chardonnays. A bouquet of preserved citrus, Meyer lemon, hazelnut and a subtle framing of oak vanillin leads into an ample, concentrated palate with a glossy, textural entry. This is underpinned by a lovely core of minerality and juicy, ripe acidity.
Taster: William Kelley