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Castle Rock Monterey Pinot Noir 2009
Castle Rock Monterey Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108253)
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PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Castle Rock Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in Monterey County along the Central Coast of California, where the climate and soil quality provide excellent growing conditions for this Burgundian varietal. Here, the cooling air from Monterey Bay helps to produce a longer growing season for grapes, with extra grape-time on the vines leading to a characteristic depth of flavor in the wine. Our 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
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About Castle Rock Winery:

Since its inception in 1994, Castle Rock Winery has built an enviable reputation for producing high quality wines at affordable prices for discerning wine lovers. This winning formula is highly successful, as proven by an increasing number of customers and members of the wine press, who have given the wines glowing reviews.

Castle Rock's wines are carefully made from grapes grown in the most prestigious areas of the West Coast states - California (Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Alexander Valley), Oregon (Willamette Valley), and Washington (Columbia Valley). The company has always focused on making wines with specific appellations in order to allow the local qualities of the wine to be appreciated by connoisseurs.

The wines are made and bottled at wineries boasting state-of-the-art equipment, located in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Oregon's Willamette Valley, and Washington’s Columbia Valley. Distribution throughout all states of the United States is through a comprehensive network of fine wine distributors.



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DeLoach Central Coast Pinot Noir 2009
DeLoach Central Coast Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 106180)

PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir is dark ruby in color that glistens at the top of every pour. Aromas of ripe summer fruit touched with the pleasantly subtle notes of dried mint lift out of the glass. The mouthwatering flavors of strawberries and Bing cherries greet the front of your palate and extend to the more herbal tastes of black tea intermingled with spearmint towards the back of the palate. This wine is medium bodied with good acidity and a refreshingly smooth finish. Pairs well with lighter dishes, including semi-soft cheese with walnuts and figs or apple-mustard glazed pork chops.
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About DeLoach Vineyards:

The Russian River Valley has come to be known as "America’s Burgundy," and DeLoach is proud to have been an important factor in this distinction. DeLoach's wines have won numerous accolades and scored many 90+ ratings over the years. The Wine Spectator’s James Laube called DeLoach "one of California’s best producers of Chardonnay," and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach "Winery of the Year" nine times.

DeLoach's mission is to produce exceptional wines that spotlight the singular personality of the Russian River Valley in a socially responsible, environmentally sensitive way. They seek to foster a better understanding of the Valley's unique terroir, with its rare and bountiful convergence of the sea, the soil and the stars.