Benchmark Wines By
Peter Michael


Tasting Notes

WA96

The super-concentrated 2008 Chardonnay La Carriere (2,100 cases produced) exhibits that tell-tale greenish hue to its straw color (which I always consider a positive sign), boisterous alcohol (15.5%), deep, concentrated, buttery flavors of nectarines, oranges, honeysuckle and subtle earth as well as oak, and excellent acidity. This is a superb Chardonnay to drink over the next 7-8 years.

WS93

Young, raw and vibrant, yet rich and concentrated. Still coarse and leesy, but with a rich, solid core of fig, melon, pear and spice. Full-bodied, focused and persistent, gaining depth.


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The Winery

Peter Michael

Along the slopes of the St. Helena Mountains, stands a winery shaped around a simple philosophy, “mountain vineyards, classical winemaking, limited production.” The plan may seem simple, but the complexity behind each cuvee of Sir Peter Michael’s impressive résumé makes this estate a must for those in search of New World terroir in balance with Old World technique. Whether it is crisp, cool-mountain Chardonnays, or sun-bathed red blends from the valley floor, this great estate can provide a stunning example to fit anyone’s palate. Not to mention, spanning nearly 30 years, the winemaking alums from Peter Michael include Helen Turley, Mark Aubert, and currently Nicolas Morlet. So it is no surprise that those who appreciate a fine wine seem to always have a little Peter Michael in their cellars. Do you?

www.petermichaelwinery.com



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