Castle Rock Zinfandel Mendocino County 2007
Our Castle Rock Zinfandel is produced from grapes grown in Northern California’s beautiful Mendocino County where vineyards were first planted in the early 1860s. Here the headwaters of the Russian River carve a fertile and rugged landscape. The warm summers, cool springs, crisp falls and wet winters make ideal growing conditions for producing Zinfandel grapes. This medium-bodied wine has outstanding complexity and character with flavors of blackberry, raspberry and plums mixed with notes of pepper, spice and earth, leading into a soft and lingering finish. Our Zinfandel pairs well with foods such as grilled chicken, steak or lamb and most pasta dishes.
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Fresh and tasty, and well worth the $13 I spent on it. Nicely balanced with modest tannin, fruit, and a light sourness. It went well with homemade oyster pie and salad - I would get it again.
I really enjoyed this wine. It is good paired with food or to sip alone as a treat. I am typically a white wine drinker and this one is sweet enough that I don't get overwhelmed by the tannins.
I was very hopeful that this budget find would be a diamond in the rough. It has lovely legs, but scant aroma and very bland flavor. Not a "bad" wine, but just a bit too - "nothing there". I even tried using my aerator and little improvement was made. It is not offensive and might be a good table wine for people who don't drink reds often. Nothing to turn any novice away.
External Reviews for Castle Rock Zinfandel Mendocino County
"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Light and fruity notes start this mid-sized offering out well
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Light and fruity notes start this mid-sized offering out well, and it returns the compliment by being fairly lithe and balanced on the palate with nominal berries and hints of vanilla in its personality. Needing no aging, it is a great choice for the here and now.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
This old-fashioned zin has scents of eucalyptus and iron filings. There’s a cool tone to its sappy fruit, softening the mineral tannin. A simple, gentle red for grilled meats.
This old-fashioned zin has scents of eucalyptus and iron filings. Thereandrsquo;s a cool tone to its sappy fruit, softening the mineral tannin. A simple, gentle red for grilled meats.