2008 Palazzio Pinot Noir

Palazzio Pinot Noir is a blend of several vineyards which combines more forward “California style” fruit from Santa Barbara, with more “old world style” Pinot Noir from Monterey to create a blend that combines rich forward, sweet red 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.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 Pinot Noir “Palazzio” (a derivation of the Italian word for “Palace”) to continue the theme we started with our Castello (“Castle”) Chardonnay.

 

TASTING NOTES:

Deep red hue. Notes of violets, blueberries, anise, and sage jump readily out of the glass. Upon further aeration, black pepper and red cherry round out the aroma profi le. Flavors of strawberry, cherry, blueberry, and custard are accentuated by ample tannins and lush acidity. This multi-vineyard blend is full of stuffi ng and will surely please the hedonist with its well structured, integrated finish. Drink now through 2017 - Bill Brosseau, Wine Director