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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Carmel Road Monterey Chardonnay 2007
Carmel Road Monterey Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 98252)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Chardonnays are known for their rich flavors, firm acidity and brilliant varietal flavors. But it is the pronounced minerality that sets them apart from their peers throughout the Golden State. The 2007 is an overtly fruit-forward wine with a rich palate. Grapefruit, peach and melon flavors framed with minerality lead to a long, crisp finish.
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About Carmel Road:

Founded in 1996, Carmel Road's mission is to produce wine showcasing the unique nature of Monterey County terrior. Our debut release, the 1997 Chardonnay, demonstrates the potential of the Monterey County appellation to produce world-class wines. Located just a few miles over the ridges from the Pacific Ocean, Carmel Road produces wines from vineyards set against the Santa Lucia range and in the Gabilan foothills. Under the care of Winemaker Dan Kleck, the fruit emerges in wines exhibiting both a studied elegance and superb richness.