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WL Rating: 3.5 out of 5 based on 24 ratings

Castle Rock Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2005

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It just might become a regular here too, we were surprised by the high enjoyability to price ratio.

Posted by Dionysus' Sponsor on June 28th, 2006 at 4:42pm | report comment

I went ahead and bought as many as I could carry last time I was at World Market, it is still a good wine and a nice value.

Posted by Dionysus' Sponsor on July 7th, 2006 at 7:11pm | report comment

as has been noted, it's a great buy for the money. Well rounded.

Posted by imanerd on October 11th, 2006 at 3:41pm | report comment

From the website/back label:

"Our Castle Rock Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in a carefully selected group of California vineyards, at which the climate and soil conditions provide excellent growing conditions for this Burgundian varietal. The wine is elegant and medium-bodied, offering aromas of cherry, tea and herbal spice. On the palate it is smooth with a silky texture and mild tannins, giving flavors of black cherry, plum and spice, and finishing long and harmoniously. This versatile food wine pairs well with lamb, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes."

Posted by jason on June 13th, 2007 at 2:09pm | report comment

I thought this was just okay, given the hype. I'd need to try a few more pinot noirs to pass final judgement, but I'm rating it a 3 for now.

Posted by jason on July 2nd, 2007 at 10:10pm | report comment

Fruity and rich, this wine has a lot of good things to offer. I enjoy it with a sharp cheddar cheese.

Posted by briarpatch24 on July 8th, 2007 at 3:19pm | report comment

This one is tough to rate for me. I like this wine, and find it very quaffable and easy to like and yet it also has pretty good complexity and true varietal characteristics. I agree with Dionysus' Sponsor, their wines always have a really great quality to price ratio. I usually find this much cheaper near me in the Bay Area, more around 10-12 bucks or so.

Posted by drxeno on October 9th, 2007 at 8:58pm | report comment

Sounds like a great fruity wine. I might order one for the coming party.

Posted by Forex1 on July 12th, 2009 at 9:58pm | report comment

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