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. This Pinot Noir showcases a lovely array of spice, fruit, and floral notes. Upon first scent, there are notes of cloves, cinnamon, ripe red cherry, ripe cranberry, and ripe pomegranate. With some aeration, elements of strawberry, raspberry, violets, and jasmine unite around the hedonistic aroma profile. While the aromas stay true when they land on the palate, there is broadening towards red fruit, spice, and floral tones, with no particular flavor leading the pack. The wine is silky smooth and lush on the palate yet offers some bright acidity which maintains its freshness. This youthful Pinot Noir is both creamy and bright, offering the dual enjoyment of now and later. Enjoy now through 2022."
Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking