2015 Dos Rubios Vineyard Chardonnay

The closest that Testarossa has to an estate vineyard, Dos Rubios represents a partnership between two red heads: Testarossa Founder, Rob Jensen and Vineyard Grower, Kirk Williams. Director of Winemaking, Bill Brosseau has worked with Williams to design the vineyard from ground-up having planted it in 2008. Since that time, the quality keeps increasing and carries a unique character like many of our other single vineyards from the Santa Lucia Highlands. 

Dos Rubios Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are two of four monopoles for Testarossa. This means that no other winery makes wines with these grapes and we receive 100% of the fruit. The other two monopoles are Guidotti and Fogstone Vineyard Pinot Noirs.

TASTING NOTES:

"Pale straw hue.  Engaging scents of vanilla bean, orange, kiwi, and cinnamon.  With some time in the glass, notes of papaya, apricot, crème brulee, and peach slowly release.  The flavors stay with the colors of yellow and orange with elements of custard, peach, orange, apricot, which are reined in by notes of minerality.  The texture is intricate, yet supple.  Bright and fresh, while exhibiting fullness and density.  This hedonistic Chardonnay ends with a creamy, lush, pure, and lingering minerality.  Enjoy now through 2024."

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

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Accolades:

93 Points / 2015 Dos Rubios Vineyard Chardonnay

Savory sea salt aromas meet with oaky spice, flinty minerality and white flower sweetness on the nose of this excellent bottling by Bill Brosseau. There is a nervy tension to the sip, with grapefruit pith, light cashew, apple and brown spice flavors, carries by a chalky mouthfeel that grabs hold of the palate and doesn't let go. ~Matt Kettmann Read more