La Carrière La Carrière Vineyard, Sonoma County Translated from the French: the quarry

La Carrière
Estate Chardonnay

The steep and rugged terrain of the La Carrière vineyard produces fruit with a great concentration of flavor and aroma. Typically, this wine offers the most lean, citrus-like fruit profile of our four single vineyard Chardonnays, along with a vivid minerality that evokes nuances of sea salt and wet stones.

La Carrière is named for the steep, rocky and shallow soils found at the high elevation and the vineyard’s distinctive bowl-shaped top section.

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes

Appellation

  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County

Planted

  • 1994

Chardonnay clonal selections

  • See
  • Dijon
  • Hyde

Elevation

  • 1,200–1,700 feet

Soil

  • Rocky, volcanic-origin Rhyolite

Exposure

  • South - southeast

Notes

  • Tremendously rocky/shallow soils, 40% +slope, ideal exposure, excellent drainage, low fertility leading to low yields and grapes with concentrated flavor.

Wines produced from the
La Carrière Vineyard

La Carrière

Estate Chardonnay