The name Testarossa (Italian for “red-head”) was Rob’s nickname while a University student in Assisi, Italy almost 20 years ago. We named our flagship Syrah “Subasio” after the mountain where Assisi is located.
Subasio Syrah is a blend of several vineyards which combines more forward “California style” fruit from Santa Barbara, with more “old world style” Syrah from Sonoma to create a blend that combines rich forward, dark fruit flavors, with an underlying backbone of minerals and firm acidity. It is a wine that is praised not only for its exceptional quality but also its great value.
Deep ink purple color. This Central Coast Syrah showcases aromas of violets, blueberry, black pepper, cloves, and lavender. With nice hints of oak spice, the aromas and flavors of violets, blueberry, and black pepper flow seamlessly over the palate. The silky tannins and crisp acidity trick the palate for early consumption where the patient taster will benefit from age on this wine. Drink now through 2016.