Carmel Road Pinot Noir is harvested with great care to minimize the handling of the fruit." Gently destem each cluster then cold soak the grapes for several days to help develop red fruit flavors and minize the tannins."
This is a fruit forward vintage with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, mulberry and a hint of rose petal." Silky tannins add structure without overwhelming the fruit flavors of strawberry jam and ripe red cherries.
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. Winemaker Kris Kato grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he... View More