2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 1.5L Magnum

Working closely wtih the top vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands’ appellation, Testarossa has produced yet another distinctive vintage of this highly anticipated Pinot Noir. 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.

"Deep red hue. This engaging Pinot Noir opens up with vast arrays of fruit and spice. Notes of red cherry, ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and orange blossoms are paired distinctly with anise, sage, and cloves. As the wine envelopes the palate, flavors of cranberry, pomegranate, orange, red cherry, and cloves focus more deeply. The texture of the wine is vibrant with very focused tannins, lending this wine to some wonderful years ahead. This wine finishes nicely with hedonistic layers and multi-dimensional nuances. Enjoy now through 2022."

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

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Accolades:

90 Points / Wine Spectator

There's much to be admired in this effort. Read more

90 Points / Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A serious entry level effort in a nicely polished style Read more