2010 Castle Rock Pinot Noir

A nondescript part of Mom’s birthday celebration was enjoyment of this 2010 Pinot Noir…nondescript in part because I was the only one tasting and in part because it just…blended in with the evening’s fair.  It wasn’t stellar, and it wasn’t a disappointment.  It was just a solid, dependable red.  This California (North Coast) pinot from Mendocino County accompanied a meal that was indeed memorable–a light arugula and pear salad finished with a light honey/EVOO/mustard vinaigrette; an orange-tinted quinoa; sesame ginger snap peas, and roasted scallops on skewers.  All of those were great, so maybe it’s just in comparison that the pinot was just adequate?

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