Cuvee Los Gatos is a special wine made by Testarossa Winery to pay homage to the town of Los Gatos, where the historic winery was built in 1888 and continues to produce wine today.
For Testarossa’s Cuvée Los Gatos releases, Rob and Diana Jensen and Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau select and combine vineyard lots from highly regarded growing districts. For this bottling, the grapes were sourced from the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Lucia Highlands. The areas' close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine.
The composition for this bordeaux style blend is:
47% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
"Medium purple color. Scents of blueberries, boysenberries, cherry, cranberry, and anise make for charming experience. Lush flavors of blueberry, cherry, and vanilla further the experience with the soft tannins and subtle acidity. With the slightest touch of oak, this fun and flashy wine is intended to be enjoyed sooner than later. Drink now through 2016."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking