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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2005
Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 91694)

PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $17.29

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

Winemaker's Notes:

California's Central Coast was blessed with a particularly long growing season in 2005, which allowed the grapes to slowly ripen and reach their full potential. In combination with an extended period of cool fog from the Pacific Ocean, the delicate Pinot Noir grapes were provided the optimum conditions to develop a rich complexity of aromas.

"Carmel Road 2005 Monterey Pinot Noir tantalizes the nose with the aromas of concentrated cherry preserve, earthy forest fruit, and hints of rose petals and roasted almonds. Velvety tannins complement the fresh fruit flavors and offer a full body mouthfeel sensation and delightful finish."
- Ivan Giotenov, Winemaker

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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.