Howard and Linda Graham have been strong supporters of Testarossa since 1994. After Howard retired from high tech in 2000, he worked the entire harvest with Testarossa. A Russian River Valley Pinot Noir vineyard was his next dream. After a year of searching we found a ten-acre knoll-top site in Green Valley with even exposure and Gold Ridge soils. Five Pinot Noir clones were selected and the vineyard was planted in 2002.
"Deep red color. Our only single vineyard offering from the Russian River Valley showcases complex aromas of chokecherry, cinnamon, strawberry, peppermint, orange papaya, and violets. The wine transitions nicely on the palate and exhibits consistent flavors with the aroma profile. Medium bodied, subtle acidity, and fine-grained tannins make for immediate enjoyment. Silky and luscious finish reaffirms this region’s ability to please. Enjoy now through 2021." - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking