The Soberanes Vineyard is the fifth and newest vineyard in the Pisoni and Franscioni family partnership. It is located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands and builds upon a tradition of high quality hand-winegrowing. This release marks the third vintage from the Soberanes Vineyard for Testarossa, and it is very well received. In the Pisoni Vertical Tasting at the 2014 Testarossa Wine & Food, Gary Pisoni said the Soberanes Vineyard is their best property to date and they are expecting great vintages from it in the future.
There are 27 acres of the Pisoni clone Pinot Noir planted and 8 acres of Chardonnay. The property is adjacent to Garys’ Vineyard with an east/northeast orientation at 400 feet in elevation. The soil is rocky, sandy loam. The vineyard was originally planted in 2008.
"Brick red hue. Aromas of orange blossoms, pomegranate, cherry, and marmalade unite with dessert characters of crème brulee and vanilla bean. Upon taste, the fruity characters intensify, showcasing the unique terroir of this wine. Lush, juicy tannins fill up the palate with intensity and are matched by an equally lush, and savory finish. Enjoy now through 2024."
Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking