Castle Rock Pinot Noir Cal. Cuvee 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Advocate #144 (Dec 2002) The highlight of this winery year in and year out is their Saeculum, a barrique-aged blend of 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot. The superb opaque ruby/purple-colored 2000 Saeculum exhibits a big, sweet bouquet of melted chocolate fudge, espresso roast, blackberries, and cherries with a suggestion of licorice and leather in the background. It possesses terrific stuffing, admirable purity, a layered palate impression, and a long, full-bodied, concentrated finish. This is top-notch! Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020. Parker-93pts.

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Castle Rock Winery:
The mission of Castle Rock is to produce and sell the highest quality premium wines at affordable prices while implementing the most advanced marketing support systems in the industry. Our goal is to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction while continuing to grow our brand. Our wines are available for purchase online. Visit our Wine Store to view selected items for sale.

Member Reviews for Castle Rock Pinot Noir Cal. Cuvee

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Snooth User: dkmrd5
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4.00 5
12/09/2009

Very food friendly!! Rather nondescript nose with a hint of soft sweet berry. Bright but mild berry fruit taste with a soft finish.


Snooth User: CalKid
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3.50 5
12/19/2009

I really liked it, sweet berry flavors (I think the stawberry really comes out), a touch of oak, nice finish, and delightfull all round.


Snooth User: Duke of the Deck
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0.00 5
11/22/2009

Nice plum flavors. Smooth with pleasant aftertaste.


Snooth User: Winewant2b
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3.00 5
01/08/2010

This is my first review. I think the wine is okay. I don't think there is much depth to this wine.


Snooth User: khaskins
88604358
3.50 5
08/08/2011

Smooth and mellow with lots of berry flavors and a mellow finish. Very food friendly. Great value in a Pinot.


Snooth User: Adornicus
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4.00 5
06/05/2010

A heavy and spicy pinot. Love it!


Snooth User: lukasjay19
63125116
2.00 5
11/04/2010

A fair, but mostly bland pinot noir. Even though it is (super) cheap for a pinot noir, it's really not worth the money.


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External Reviews for Castle Rock Pinot Noir Cal. Cuvee

External Review
06/29/2009

Castle Rock Monterey Pinot Noir is elegant and medium-bodied, offering aromas of cherry, tea and herbal spice. On the palate, the wine gives flavors of black cherry, plum and spice. It is smooth with a silky texture and mild tannins. This versatile food wine pairs well with lamb, chicken, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes.


External Review
01/15/2010

"Soft and open-textured with vivid red plum and berry flavors on a polished frame, lingering nicely. Drink now. 8,000 cases made." (Dec. 15, 2008) This elegant medium-bodied wine offers aromas of cherry and spice. On the palate the wine gives flavors of berries, cinnamon, black cherry, sweet vanilla, oak, and floral notes, with a long velvety finish. This versatile wine pairs well with lamb, chicken, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes.



Wine Advocate #144 (Dec 2002) The highlight of this winery year in and year out is their Saeculum, a barrique-aged blend of 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot. The superb opaque ruby/purple-colored 2000 Saeculum exhibits a big, sweet bouquet of melted chocolate fudge, espresso roast, blackberries, and cherries with a suggestion of licorice and leather in the background. It possesses terrific stuffing, admirable purity, a layered palate impression, and a long, full-bodied, concentrated finish. This is top-notch! Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020. Parker-93pts.

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