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Carmel Road Chardonnaytext

Carmel Road Chardonnay 2022

Monterey County, Central Coast, California, United StatesAt first taste, this certified sustainable all-Monterey chardonnay suggests it has had some oak aging, but this is not true. Its rich, creamy palate speaks to lower yields in 2022 that elevated the fruit quality. Look for intense fresh peach and sweet lime that spills onto a multi-layered citrus palate, providing acidity and freshness through the finish. It is California, for sure, but with a twist of modernity. It is certainly worth the money for California chardonnay fans, new and old. Technically, 75% of the chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel while the remainder is fermented in neutral oak, all at less than 13.5 percent alcohol.Tasted: 22 November 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$22.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$18.49750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Carmel Road WineryDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 288969UPC: 748284002548