2016 Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir

Garys’ Vineyard is arguably the most famous property in the Santa Lucia Highlands; Pinot Noir fruit from here is sought-after by many of the finest wineries in the world for their most limited releases. Garys’ is a partnership between Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, two of the Highlands’ most dynamic growers. Originally planted in 1997, Gary’s has forty-two acres of “Pisoni clone” Pinot Noir. The property’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. Five acres of Pinot Noir at Garys’ are allocated annually to Testarossa.

winemaker notes

"Dark red color.  Brilliant aromas of ripe cherry pie, roasted strawberry, custard, orange zest, and ripe pomegranate.  Hints of cloves, sage, licorice, and papaya linger in the background.  These same profiles segue into the palate with a similar balance and precision.  Focused acidity and fine tannins lend this Pinot Noir to a high degree of sophistication.  This wine finishes supple, soft, and full of pleasure.  Enjoy now through 2025."

~Bill Brosseau, Diretor of Winemaking

WEATHER HOLD ADVISORY - Please note that due to the fragile nature of wine and the impending summer season, we are  unable to ship wine to states whose temperatures have risen above 90 degrees Farenheit. If you feel your area might be impacted, please contact us at clubt@testarossa to inquire about shipping options.


Accolades
2016 Vintage: 94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
2015 Vintage: 93 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
2014 Vintage: 93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2013 Vintage: 93 Points Wine Spectator
2012 Vintage: 94 Points Connoisseurs' Guide
2011 Vintage: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2010 Vintage: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2009 Vintage: 94 Points International Wine Review
2008 Vintage: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
2007 Vintage: 92 Points Richard Jennings
2006 Vintage: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2005 Vintage: 93 Points Pinot Report
2004 Vintage: 93 Points Pinot Report
2003 Vintage: 93 Points Pinot Report
2002 Vintage: 94 Points Pinot Report
2001 Vintage: 95 Points Pinot Report
2001 Vintage: 94 Points Pinot Report
1999 Vintage: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
 

Accolades:

94 Points / Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Limpid ruby-red. Expansive aromas of raspberry liqueur, vanilla, licorice and potpourri, with hints of smoky minerals and exotic spices in the background. Lush and appealingly sweet, displaying superb depth, velvety texture and sappy red/dark berry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show no rough edges. Rounded tannins build slowly and meld effortlessly with the wine's juicy berry fruit on an impressively persistent, floral-tinged finish. Read more

94 Points / Anthony Dias Blue (The SOMM Journal)

Deep ruby color; lush and juicy with bright cherry and plum; tangy and smooth, rich and balanced; hints of minerals, spice and a pinch of white pepper; long and crisp. Read more
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