Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$19.49
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Item No. 91694
  • red wine
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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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Agnes T. - Norwalk, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
I've been buying Carmel Road Pinots for the past four years. Great wine to drink with or without a meal. The 2007 vintage is even better.
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Learn About Carmel Road Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

Read More About Central Coast

Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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