Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$22.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 102746
  • red wine
  • PR89
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 is a rich and complex wine, marked by black cherry and roses with warm spice and refreshing raspberry tones on the velvety finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium ruby color; forward plum and herbal aromas; ripe, forward plum and cherry flavors with some herbal/oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Forward, fruity Pinot that will work well with a lot of food choices."
89 Points

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Rating:
(3/10/2011)
This is by far my favorite wine at this price point. Has a beautiful finish and is perfect alone or with food. Anyone who has had this wine at my house has ordered it for themselves. 2008 vintage is selling out all over the internet, so grab it quick!
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(9/25/2010)
I am about to order this wine for the 3rd time. I really love it, especially for the price point. If you like the more luscious CA wines, this is my favorite one in this price point on wine.com. smooth, deep and woodsy complex: shale, blackberry, with a long raspberry jam finish
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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...

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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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