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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2004
Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 84811)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Burghound.com rating: 88 points
2008 PinotReport rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Carmel Road Pinot Noir is harvested with great care to minimize the handling of the fruit." Gently destem each cluster then cold soak the grapes for several days to help develop red fruit flavors and minize the tannins."
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This is a fruit forward vintage with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, mulberry and a hint of rose petal." Silky tannins add structure without overwhelming the fruit flavors of strawberry jam and ripe red cherries.
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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.