2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Working closely wtih the top vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands’ appellation, Testarossa has produced yet another distinctive vintage of this highly anticipated Chardonnay. The Highlands is one of the state’s best known regions for world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 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 partnership with the best estates in the Santa Lucia Highlands ensure only the highest quality fruit makes it to the winery.  5,286 cases of this 2014 vintage have been produced.

"Brilliant yellow hue. Lovely scents of fig, apricot, grapefruit, and lemon lead the profile while notes of honey, cloves, and dried herbs add subtle complexity. Upon taste there is a rush of lemon meringue, apricot, and honey. Vibrant acidity, yet silky texture, counter-balance each other, ending in a custard-like richness to this blend. There is a soulful and engaging element to the finish of the wine, which keeps the taster coming back for more. Enjoy now through 2022."

~Director of Winemkaing, Bill Brosseau

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