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Carmel Road Pinot Noirtext

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2017

Monterey County, Central Coast, California, United StatesAttractive young appearance that is bright, clear, and vibrant, with a fresh nose displaying classic interwoven pinot scents of herbs, flowers, cherries, plums, and earth. There is a hint of spicy oak on the nose, but it does not overtake this well-priced wine's fruity charm. It's super-tasty with juicy cherries, berry pie, and raspberry characters that includes both berry and leaf. The texture has a silken quality, the tannins are quiet and mild, and the finish is cherry-fuelled, lively, and clean. Smooth, fresh and very easy to sip, this hits all the pinot pleasure points. Complete enough to stand on its own, this light weight sweet talker will suit a mushroom pizza or soy-glazed salmon. I'm giving an extra point for the impressive price-quality ratio this pure-fruited Monterey pinot achieves.Tasted: 14 September 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices:
BC$25.99750mlestimated retail price
AB$24.49750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Carmel Road WineryDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 748284002838