2019 Pinot Noir
Our winemaking team seeks to capture the vibrant, bright flavor profile of Monterey – where the triumvirate of fog, wind and sun forge distinctive wines with vivid complexity, superb acidity and a pronounced minerality that have become the hallmark of Carmel Road wines. Inland from Monterey’s rugged coastline, yet still directly in the path of the ocean’s relentless influences, Carmel Road’s vineyards can be found nestled on the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. No mountains hinder the flow of air from the Monterey Bay, allowing fog and chilly, moisture-laden winds to sweep over our vineyards daily, making this one of the coldest wine regions in California.
After harvest and careful processing in the winery, the wines are aged in French oak barrels for 9 months of which 15% are new.
Sourced primarily from Monterey and Santa Barbara County, expressing aromas of red cherries, strawberries, and hints of baking spice. Lush and juicy berry flavours on the palate layered with notes of black tea. Well balanced acidity, richness, and texture. Silky tannins lead to a long finish.