About The Jensen Reserve Society
Twenty-four years ago, Diana and I, two engineers from Santa Clara University, followed our passion and started making wine in our small Silicon Valley garage. Six years later, we released our first Niclaire "prestige Cuvée" Pinot Noir made from a small selection of only our finest barrels. With such an amazing array of world-class vineyards and Bill Brousseau leading our winemaking team for the past 17 years, we are beyond proud to offer the newest vintage of our most elegant, long-aging, limited availability Jensen family reserve wines: the 2016 Diana's Chardonnay and 2016 Niclaire Pinot Noir. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of this amazing dream and our Testarossa family!
Winemaker Tasting Notes
"Dark red color. The aroma profile is comprised of fruit, floral, and spice. While shy at first, this youthful Pinot Noir blend shows red cherry, anise, lemon-zest, crème brulee, and boysenberry. After some time, notes of violets, jasmine, and cloves round out the profile. As this wine flows into the palate, these profiles remain consistent and equal in balance. The mouthfeel showcases a voluptuous and lively touch, while maintaining harmony with intensity of texture and flavors. This youthful, plush, and hedonistic blend should continue to deliver enjoyment for many years to come. Enjoy now through 2028." Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau
95 points, Anthony Dias Blue (The SOMM Journal)
"Bright ruby color; soft plum and berry nose; smooth, lush texture; ripe cherry and berry fruit, meaty and rich with balance and depth; complex and long."
95 points, International Wine Review
"This is a youthful Pinot Noir which is initially reticent on the attack but opens up in the glass. It is a lovely wine sourced from the best barrels of the vintage. It is harmonious and beautifully integrated with a soft elegant mouth feel and good density of flavor and excellent palate presence. Superb!"
|Barrel #||Vineyard (Clone)||Cooper||Type|
|16351||Brosseau (113)||Mercurey||Light & Long|
|16327||Doctor's (777)||Mercurey||Light & Long|
|15024||Doctor's (Calera)||Remond||Medium Toast Long|
|15320||Doctor's (Calera)||Mercurey||Light & Long|
|15029||Doctor's (Calera)||Remond||Medium Toast Long|
|14331||Doctor's (Calera)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|15319||Doctor's (Calera)||Mercurey||Light & Long|
|15304||Fogstone (667)||Bel Air||Medium Long|
|16105||Garys' (Pisoni)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|16112||Garys' (Pisoni)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast Plus|
|15177||La Rinconada (4)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|15185||La Rinconada (4)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|15197||Pisoni (Pisoni)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|16096||Rincon (777)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|16030||Rosella's (Pisoni)||Remond||Medium Toast Long|
|16123||Rosella's (Pisoni)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|16004||Sanford & Benedict (115)||Remond||Medium Toast Long|
|16093||Sanford & Benedict (Calera)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast Plus|
|16186||Soberanes (Pisoni)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|16081||Tondre (777)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|15275||Tondre (777)||Francois Frere||Medium Toast|
|15053||Tondre (Pommard)||Remond||Medium Toast Long|
WEATHER HOLD ADVISORY - Please note that due to the fragile nature of wine and the impending winter season, we are unable to ship wine to states whose temperatures have fallen below 32 degrees Farenheit. If you feel your area might be impacted, please contact us at clubt@testarossa to inquire about shipping options.