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