Working closely with some of the top vineyards in Monterey County, Testarossa has produced this Pinot Noir from the exceptional 2012 vintage. The area’s close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine. Testarossa’s production team’s experience with the best estates in the region insure only the highest quality fruit makes it to the winery.
The 2012 growing season in the Highlands was free of significant weather events. No significant rain impacted the budding period and the predictable weather allowed the fruit to hang as long as needed for full ripening of the fruit, delivering an abundant yeild.
"Medium red hue. Vivid aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, and red cherry leap out of the glass. These segue into the palate with great vibrancy, while framed by soft, silky tannins. With a light splash of oak, this wine has everything to be enjoyed readily in the present. Drink now through 2016."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking