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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Central Coast, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 101613
Our 2008 Monterey Chardonnay is rich, bold and beautifully balanced. It possesses an intriguing combination of grapefruit, pear and vanilla imparted by traditional barrel fermentation. The flavors are luscious, fruit forward and distinctly mineral thanks to our unique inner-coastal soils. As with all of our wines, the finish is crisp, structured and long.
I was also impressed with Carmel Road’s 2008 Chardonnay Monterey. With a light greenish hue to its color and loads of tropical fruit intermixed with a hint of orange blossom, this medium-bodied Chardonnay is not as weighty as the Arroyo Seco, but it’s tasty in a medium-bodied, fresh, lively, cool-climate style.