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3.5
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3.8

Castle Rock Winery Mendocino County Pinot Noir

Castle Rock
$15.98
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionNorth Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionMendocino County
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot Noir
Wine Description:
Castle Rock Winery Mendocino County Pinot Noir is a delightful red wine that exemplifies the craftsmanship of Castle Rock, a California-based winery known for its high-quality yet affordable wines. Sourced from vineyards in the Mendocino County appellation, the grapes benefit from the region's cool climate and diverse soils. The winemaking involves a meticulous approach, including fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in a combination of French and American oak barrels. The result is a well-balanced Pinot Noir with expressive red fruit aromas, subtle hints of spice, and a velvety texture. This wine is a testament to Castle Rock's commitment to producing approachable, terroir-driven wines. Read more
Pros:
  • Medium-bodied and light, this Castle Rock Pinot Noir is a great choice for a casual evening or as a pairing with lighter foods
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Cons:
  • The aromas can be a bit muted, lacking some of the expected complexity
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User Rating:

3.5
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Castle Rock Pinot Noir is a light-bodied and well-balanced red wine with aromas of fresh red berries and a hint of oak. On the palate, it displays delicate flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry, and subtle baking spices. The finish is smooth and persistent with a hint of mocha and a pleasant lingering acidity. Enjoy this wine with grilled salmon, roast poultry, or beef dishes. Read more
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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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