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Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay 2017

Member Review by runningbear:

Surprisingly nice and silky Chardonnay especially for the price. Great value.

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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

Member Reviews for Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay

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Snooth User: runningbear
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/16/2014

Surprisingly nice and silky Chardonnay especially for the price. Great value.


Snooth User: twebb
3273990
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/14/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: scorpio7
5866836
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/26/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/21/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: George Parkinson
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/26/2009

color-yellow gold; nose-tropical fruit & cedar; mouth-sweet cream & pineapple; finish-medium long buy it, share it


Snooth User: akelly22
14087140
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/22/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: ChefPrivato
90794326
1.00 5
Vintage: 2002 10/03/2008

One glass


External Reviews for Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay

External Review
Vintage: 2013 09/11/2015

Tasting Notes: The 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay is vibrant and refreshing, featuring a fruit forward profile that bursts with flavors of Asian pear, elderberry and acacia blossom. Balanced and complex, crisp acidity and pronounced minerality shine throughout the palate. - Kris Kato, Winemaker WINEMAKING: To promote the purest expression of our cool-climate fruit, the 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay was 100% stainless steel fermented with grapes sourced from the Clark Ranch and Hacienda vineyards. The wine went through a lengthy fermentation at very low temperatures to preserve the essential bright fruit characteristics. After primary fermentation was completed, the wine was kept on its fine lees and underwent partial malolactic fermentation to provide a rounder mouth feel while still maintaining its fresh and vibrant characteristics. VINTAGE: The 2013 growing season began exceptionally, with a warm and dry spring providing consistent temperatures and few extreme weather events. These near ideal conditions continued late into the growing season, as warm days and cool nights allowed grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, producing extraordinary quality and high yields for a second year in a row. The resulting wine offers a pure varietal expression with balanced acidity and remarkable flavor. AGING: 100% Stainless Steel tanks ALCOHOL: 13.5%


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/13/2013

Carmel Road 2011 Monterey Chardonnay offers a rich palate and crisp framework with tangerine peel aromas and tropical flavors of guava and pear with a touch of vanilla.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/31/2013

The 2011 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay has floral aromas with flavors of golden delicious apple and citrus, a silky texture and long finish. - Ivan Giotenav, Winemaker


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

I was impressed with Carmel Roadrsquo;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 itrsquo;s tasty in a medium-bodied, fresh, lively, cool-climate style.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

This Monterey Chardonnay is rich, bold and beautifully balanced. It possesses an intriguing combination of grapefruit, pear and vanilla imparted by traditional barrel fermentation.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Crisp acidity marks this dry Chardonnay, with forward flavors of pineapples, pears and papaya, grounded with a pleasant minerality and enriched with vanilla oak. Itrsquo;s a wine to drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/23/2011

"Carmel Road Chardonnays are know for their rich flavors


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