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2013 Carmel Road Riesling "Unoaked"

Winery: Carmel Road

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Unoaked"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 87 (based on 0 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Not Reviewed

Review date: May 29, 2016

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Riesling from Carmel Road is a good value. It opens with a ginger beer and green apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tart green apple with notes of minerality and quince. I also detected hints of white pepper. The finish is mostly dry, refreshing and lasts for a while. This Riesling would pair well with fried clams or calamari. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 Unoaked Riesling displays notes of apricots, succulent, spicy papayas, zesty limes with mouth-tingling acidity and a floral note that one minute is gardenias, the next is semi-sweet honeysuckle flowers. Its cleanliness, acidity and ripe, fruity flavor are immediately apparent.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Carmel Road 2013 Riesling.

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Are all wines meant to be aged? No. In fact, perhaps 90% of today's wines are vinified for consumption within 2 years of the vintage.

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