With vineyards dating back to the 1800s, Carmel Valley is a rugged, rustic region west of Monterey and Pebble Beach. Carmel Valley received its designation as an AVA in 1983 and encompasses more than 19,000 acres, with 300 acres of wine grapes under cultivation. The vineyards are predominantly within Carmel Valley and Cacahgua Valley. Cachagua Valley’s unique mountainous setting sits high above the fogline along the coast and exposes the grapes to a warmer overall climate.
|Fruit Flavors||Red Cherry|
|(S or P)*||P|
A well balanced example of Pinot Noir. It has a richness of cherry fruit, and a complexity of tomato leaf, thyme on the palate. Ready to drink now but will keep for five years.
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