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Carmel Road Chardonnay, Monterey, California
92 Points

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Vintage: 2018
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WineScores' Review

Alluring, creamy, fresh.
Carmel Road is nestled i the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains in Monterey's Arroyo Seco appellation. It is just one of the several dozen outstanding wineries in the Jackson Family Wines (Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Freemark Abbey, Arrowood, etc.) portfolio.
Notes of honeysuckle and warm buttered apple puff pastries, hazelnuts and faint spice lead to an equally alluring palate. Sweet golden fruit sprinkled with spice, vanilla and lemon peel flavours culminate in toastiness on the finish. It has wonderful balance, a creamy slick texture and a mouthwatering finish.

Recommended Pairings
Good First Impressions, Seafood/Shellfish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Creamy Dishes

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-11-19 22:58:47.0


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