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 significant concentration of flavor and aroma. Typically, this wine offers a 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 at the high elevation and the vineyard’s distinctive bowl-shaped top section.

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes


  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County


  • 1994

Chardonnay clonal selections

  • See
  • Dijon
  • Hyde


  • 1,200–1,700 feet


  • Rocky, volcanic-origin Rhyolite


  • South - southeast


  • 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