Tasting notes: 2004 Castle Rock Pinot Noir
On to the vino.
They had a handful of Pinots that were under $10 & as bad as I wanted to try the Benton Lane Pinot Noir from Oregon, I decided to save our splurge bottle for Saturday (it was $20). So I opted for the 2004 Castle Rock Pinot Noir.
nose: black cherries, spice & tinges of alcohol that was borderline unpleasant.
palate: cherries & plum off the bat, with some clove. very faint tannins with a flash of heat. The finish was quick.
This is a good thursday night dinner wine. There isn't much to it & I think you need some food to tame the heat.