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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Carmel Road Monterey Chardonnay 2008
Carmel Road Monterey Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 101613)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2008 Monterey Chardonnay is rich, bold and beautifully balanced. It possesses an intriguing combination of grapefruit, pear and vanilla imparted by traditional barrel fermentation. The flavors are luscious, fruit forward and distinctly mineral thanks to our unique inner-coastal soils. As with all of our wines, the finish is crisp, structured and long.
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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.