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3.6
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Expert Rating:

3.5

Castle Rock California Cuvée Pinot Noir

Castle Rock
$8.80
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCalifornia
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionCalifornia
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot Noir
Wine Description:
Castle Rock California Cuvée Pinot Noir is a red wine produced by Castle Rock Winery, a renowned winemaker with a reputation for crafting exceptional wines. This Pinot Noir is sourced from select vineyards in California's top wine regions, resulting in a wine that showcases the best of the state's terroir. The winemaking process is carefully managed to ensure that the wine retains its delicate fruit flavors and aromas, while also developing a rich, complex character. The wine is medium-bodied with a smooth, velvety texture and a long, satisfying finish. It is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the elegance and finesse of Pinot Noir. Read more
Pros:
  • Easy drinking Pinot Noir for little money
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Cons:
  • Simple red wine, drink now, does not benefit from further aging!
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User Rating:

3.6
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Castle Rock California Cuvée Pinot Noir is an exquisite red wine with aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry, and plum. On the palate, it has a velvety texture with notes of baking spices and cedar. The finish is smooth and balanced, with a hint of spice. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for up to a decade. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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