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3.8

Castle Rock Monterey County Pinot Noir

Castle Rock
$9.95
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCentral Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionMonterey County
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot Noir
Wine Description:
Crafted from grapes cultivated in the optimal conditions of Monterey County, Castle Rock Pinot Noir benefits from the region's climate and soil quality. The cooling influence from Monterey Bay extends the grape-growing season, fostering a depth of flavor in the wine. This elegant, medium-bodied Pinot Noir reveals aromas of cherry, tea, and herbal spice, while the palate delights in flavors of black cherry, plum, and spice. Smooth with a silky texture and mild tannins, this versatile wine pairs seamlessly with lamb, chicken, veal, salmon, and light pasta dishes. Castle Rock Pinot Noir is a testament to Monterey's ideal terroir. Read more
Pros:
  • Elegant and refined flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May lack the intensity and depth of some other Pinot Noir wines
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User Rating:

3.5
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Castle Rock Monterey County Pinot Noir is a delightful red wine with the unique characteristics of the Monterey County region. This wine offers a beautiful ruby color with a medium body and a smooth texture. On the nose, you can expect to find enticing aromas of ripe red berries, such as cherries and raspberries, along with subtle hints of earthiness and spice. These aromas are complemented by a touch of oak, which adds complexity to the wine. The palate of Castle Rock Monterey County Pinot Noir is elegant and well-balanced. It displays flavors of red fruits, including strawberries and cranberries, with a touch of black pepper and a hint of vanilla. The wine's acidity is refreshing, and the tannins are soft and velvety, providing a pleasant mouthfeel. This Pinot Noir pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. Its versatility allows it to complement grilled salmon, roasted chicken, or even mushroom risotto. The wine's vibrant acidity and fruit-forward profile make it a great choice for those who appreciate a lighter-bodied red wine. 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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