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Wine Wednesday: 2011 Castle Rock Pinot Noir


Good, affordable Pinot Noir can be difficult to come by, especially if where you shop doesn’t rotate their wine selection often. I stumbled upon this in the grocery store the other day and figured I’d give it a shot. We had some guests in town and I was looking for something with some good fruit flavor that didn’t have a super dry finish, something we could enjoy on its own without needing food to supplement the flavor. I was pleased to find out this checked all those boxes.

At a great price of about $10 a bottle, this California Pinot Noir fit the bill for our relaxing evening in. It has excellent blackberry and cherry fruit flavor and finishes dry but not so much so that your running to the kitchen for water.


See: Faint crimson

Sniff: Blackberry, cherry, holiday spices

Swirl: Medium body

Sip: Blackberry and spice flavors follow through, hints of oak

Savor: Slightly dry, fruit forward finish

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  • Lindsay February 25, 2015, 7:58 pm

    It sounds interesting. I sorta have a love hate relationship with reds, I can be quite picky. I wish they came in sample sizes! haha

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