Friday, June 10, 2016

Walking Carmel by the Sea!





After locating our VRBO home, we walked the streets of Carmel by the Sea. It had been about five years since we had been there, and we were anxious to see the town again. So many places to walk while enjoying the cool ocean breezes flowing in and out of each shop. It's such a quaint town that never changes with   time. We remembers many places we had visited before.


Finding the wine tasting rooms was not difficult at all. We picked up a wine trail map for the town and began our search. Carmel has a Wine Tasting Passport for $65 which provides tasters with a wine walk flight at their choice of any 9 of the 14 tasting rooms on their list. 



Manzoni Cellars was the first tasting room we located on the map. They featured Pinto Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Port. The owner served us our tastes of their wines. One wine we particularly liked was the 2013 Chardonnay, North Highlands'  Cuvée ($30).



Another tasting room we ended up in that day was Blair Wines, which is also located in the same room with Shale Canyon Wines. These two offer artisan wines from the Arroyo Seco AVA, featuring Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay to Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.


 
The two Chardonnays we bought!

Around the corner was Silvestri Vineyards, producing hand crafted wines from their estate vineyard in Carmel Valley. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Rosé wines. We loved all their wines! 
Alan Silvestri is not only a wine producer, but most notably a composer of music for over a hundred famous movie scores. He's won Oscars and Golden Globe awards and I'd say his wine would win one of the highest awards given for wine!
We tried all their wines and bought several bottles. Here are a few pics of the wines we tasted.

Chardonnay $30
Pinot Gris $25

This blog is getting too long as usual! To be continued!