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3.5
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3.8

Castle Rock Winery Mendocino County Pinot Noir

Castle Rock
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionNorth Coast California
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Country
United States
SubregionMendocino County
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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.
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
Regularly 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.
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