Monday, April 5, 2010

Castle Rock Pinot Gris 2008

Castle Rock Pinot Gris 2008
Origin: Monterey County, California
Blend: Pinot Gris (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: March 2010
Purchase Price: $8.99

Our review: Medium gold in color with aromas of green apple and spice, this medium-bodied wine exhibits a slightly sweet but well-rounded fruit flavor profile on the palate with nicely balanced acidity. The finish has considerable length and depth, almost as if it were cellared in oak for some period (though there is no indication this was the case).

Our rating: This is a somewhat surprisingly rich wine that should pair well with most poultry, fish, or even pork dishes. We served our bottle with roasted turkey and potatoes, a fine choice. We rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Crisp and light with good texture and acidity, offering delicate flavors of citrus, peach and apple."

Winery website: Castle Rock Winery.

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