2019 Carmel Road Monterey Chardonnay

91 Points John Caro
In stock
A beautifully balanced Chardonnay from Monterey, California. This classy label by Carmel Road offers a less oak-influenced style, although there is still plenty of depth and richness to the ripe tree fruit flavour. Taking advantage of its cooler and more maritime-influenced location, the Carmel Road is a Californian Chardonnay for any palate — and great value at this price!
$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Inland from Monterey’s rugged coastline, yet still directly in the path of the ocean’s relentless influence, Carmel Road Winery creates vibrant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon that captures the essence of this remarkable region and California's coastal vineyards. The ownerswere drawn to the area two decades ago, attracted by the combination of cool, foggy nights and warm, sunny, days that ripen fruit to perfection. Once thought too cool for vineyards, Monterey is now considered one of the premiere growing regions in California. Carmel road's sustainably farmed vineyards stretch across windswept benchlands, where the maritime climate and well-drained, alluvial gravel soils produce highly expressive wines. There’s a back road that stretches from the town of Carmel by the Sea, traversing the Arroyo Seco and through scenic gaps in the Santa Lucia hills, connecting the inland growing region to the ocean. This winding trail was the inspiration for the name Carmel Road.

Jackson Family Estates

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2019 vintage

"Monterey Chardonnay is so rich, it doesn’t need oak. Refreshing acidity, courtesy of the cool climate, heightens the golden mango, tangerine, Asian pear, white flower, vanilla bean and butter cream flavors, leading to a long finish complexed with a hint of yeast from sur lie aging."

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Erin Brooks (2017 vintage)

"The 2017 Chardonnay is fermented entirely in stainless steel with some bâtonnage in tank but no malolactic fermentation. It has a pretty nose of pear blossom, red apple skin, honeycomb and chamomile with notes of peach pie and a rocky mineral note. Light to medium-bodied, it has a softly rounded texture with juicy acidity and finishes long on a floral note. 11,603 cases produced."

Variety Chardonnay
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

4

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