Testarossa Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2008

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Dark red hue. Scents of clove, black pepper, anise, and cherry jump readily out of the glass. Upon further aeration, there are notes of boysenberry, lemon zest and vanilla bean. These fruit and spice flavors carry into the palate and are tamed by fi ne grained tannins and plush acidity. While showing some restraint now, this seamless, smooth Pinot Noir will keep giving complexities over the next 10 years to come.

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Testarossa Vineyards:
Testarossa Winery, located in the historic Novitiate of Los Gatos, approximately sixty miles south of San Francisco, was founded by the husband and wife team of Rob and Diana Jensen. Leaving high-tech careers behind, they started Testarossa by producing 25 cases in their garage. Today, Testarossa produces over 15,000 cases annually, and we have earned hundreds of 90-point-plus scores on our win... Read more
Testarossa Winery, located in the historic Novitiate of Los Gatos, approximately sixty miles south of San Francisco, was founded by the husband and wife team of Rob and Diana Jensen. Leaving high-tech careers behind, they started Testarossa by producing 25 cases in their garage. Today, Testarossa produces over 15,000 cases annually, and we have earned hundreds of 90-point-plus scores on our wines from all the top wine publications. The name Testarossa (Italian for "red-head") was a nickname given to Rob when he was a university student in Italy. Read less

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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4.00 5
04/20/2012

A Rich, full bodied Pinot. From the famous Garys' Vineyard. This wine bursts with boysenberry, vanilla, and clove plus cherry cola and white pepper. Acid brings a nice freshness to balance out the rich black cherry, spice box, and vanilla bean flavors finishing very long.



Dark red hue. Scents of clove, black pepper, anise, and cherry jump readily out of the glass. Upon further aeration, there are notes of boysenberry, lemon zest and vanilla bean. These fruit and spice flavors carry into the palate and are tamed by fi ne grained tannins and plush acidity. While showing some restraint now, this seamless, smooth Pinot Noir will keep giving complexities over the next 10 years to come.

450 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: 43.7% New

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.4
Total Acidity: 7.13 grams per liter

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