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Carmel Road Riesling 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intense lemon drop aromas greet the nose supported by notes of fennel, tropical flowers, passion fruit and a hint of bay leaf. Moderately sweet on entry with a rich, expansive mouthfeel that gains focus from the well-integrated acidity. There are deep notes of lightly dried orchard fruits, guava, passion fruit and lemon verbena on the palate that yield to a bright, lightly pithy lemon/lime character on the finish. This is a slightly large scaled Riesling; one with plenty of stuffing to stand up nicely to lightly spicy foods, yet the finish remains fresh and bright. I’d love to see this paired up with a spicy cornbread stuffing paired with this Thanksgiving’s Turkey! 89pts

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Region: USA » California » Monterey

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Carmel Road Winery:
Carmel Road Winery is located in the heart of Monterey County where the air is crisp and the tempo is relaxed and measured. Most mornings our vineyards are shrouded in fog. Most afternoons a brisk Pacific Ocean wind blows southward along the ridge tops and benchlands of Salinas Valley delivering fresh, cool maritime air. For years our region was considered too cold and windy to grow world-class... Read more
Carmel Road Winery is located in the heart of Monterey County where the air is crisp and the tempo is relaxed and measured. Most mornings our vineyards are shrouded in fog. Most afternoons a brisk Pacific Ocean wind blows southward along the ridge tops and benchlands of Salinas Valley delivering fresh, cool maritime air. For years our region was considered too cold and windy to grow world-class grapes. Today, Monterey boasts some of the most highly-acclaimed AVAs in all of California. Since 1999 Carmel Road has been producing stunning Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from some of Monterey's finest benchland vineyards using a mix of proprietary and traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Carmel Road Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.00 5
10/19/2010

Intense lemon drop aromas greet the nose supported by notes of fennel, tropical flowers, passion fruit and a hint of bay leaf. Moderately sweet on entry with a rich, expansive mouthfeel that gains focus from the well-integrated acidity. There are deep notes of lightly dried orchard fruits, guava, passion fruit and lemon verbena on the palate that yield to a bright, lightly pithy lemon/lime character on the finish. This is a slightly large scaled Riesling; one with plenty of stuffing to stand up nicely to lightly spicy foods, yet the finish remains fresh and bright. I’d love to see this paired up with a spicy cornbread stuffing paired with this Thanksgiving’s Turkey! 89pts



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