Wine Spectator 88 points - This red offers lots of dried herb and savory forest floor notes, with dried red berry flavors to match. Harmonious yet tannic for now. Drink now. 80,000 cases made. From California.J.L.
(Aug 25 2013)
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Wine maker notes
Our Castle Rock Pinot Noir was produced from grapes grown in Northern California’s beautiful Mendocino County, where vineyards were first planted in the early 1860’s. 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 Pinot Noir grapes, in a climate similar to that of the Burgundy region of France, where the grapes were first established. This elegant and medium-bodied wine has delicate aromas of violet and rose petals, complex flavors and long silky textures, with layers of strawberry and raspberry leading into a long refined