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Showing posts with label pinot noir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pinot noir. Show all posts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wine Review: Cellar No 8 Pinot Noir



There are great tasting Pinot Noir wines for under $10. Looking for strawberry jam, medium-bodied, spicy, subtle tannins and a tropical flavor with just a touch of nutmeg you may want to try Cellar No 8 Pinot Noir. A great wine for the dinner table and back yard events. The wine offers a fruity and subtle flavor that will not overpower your casual wine drinkers. 

The winery was started in California in 1881 by an Italian immigrant family. They invited others come and work the land for a profit. They eventually formed their own community on the 1,620-acre parcel of land. Over the years they expanded and developed a colony of 6,000 acres with dozens of families working together for a profit. No 8 was the name of one of their cellars and holds some of the colony’s history.

Great tasking wine is not the only Cellar No 8 is offering. Pinot Noir is full of resveratrol that according to a 1999 study in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture it can improve cardiovascular health, nervous system functioning, and fight cancer (1). Women should drink no more than one 5 oz glass a day and men should drink no more than 10 oz a day to receive the maximum benefit. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wine Review: Castle Rocks Pinot Noir for Summer Sipping



Summer is almost here and it is time to switch from hardy winter wines like Merlot to something a little softer like a Pinot Noir. Castle Rock’s Pinot Noir has a strong showing in the market with a number of enthusiasts on the Web stating it is a great wine for the price of under $10.00. Wine and Spirits Magazines rated it as one of their top 17 American Brands with a specialty in Pinot Noir.

In relation to other Pinot Noir brands, Castle Rock is also a dry wine of rose pedal aroma. There is a touch of strawberry and raspberry in the taste. A warm and light after taste that doesn’t hang past five seconds. The color is soft red much like a rose wine. It would make a great selection for meats and vegetables due to its light and subtle taste.

Castle Rock is not your normal winery and can be better classified as a virtually winery. What this means is that they do not actually own the land or winery but found a way to lease the extra capacities of other wineries. They buy the grapes from growers and then make their wine at their locations to create a variety of styles and offerings. A nice way of doing business without all the fixed overhead.