2016 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir

Graham Family Vineyard is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley appellation and is the only vineyard Testarossa Winery sources Pinot Noir from north of the Winery. Graham Family is located in the sub-appellation of Green Valley in western Sonoma County where the vines enjoy the rich Gold Ridge sandy loam soil with its unique water-holding capacity. The vineyard is just less than 10 miles from the coast and has that long growing season that Pinot Noir loves. Graham Family Vineyard consists of 9 acres of Pinot Noir. Testarossa has been proudly making Graham Family Pinot Noir since 2004.

Winemaker Tasting Notes

"Brick red hue. Wonderful scents of cola, cranberry, rhubarb, and cinnamon jump readily out of the glass. These attributes are followed by notes of chokecherry, boysenberry, and nutmeg. Upon taste, chokecherry and cola are the primary aromatic traits. The texture is vibrant as well as demonstrating polished tannins. While youthful and bright now, this Pinot Noir has continued potential. Enjoy now through 2025." ~Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau

95 points, Anthony Dias Blue (The SOMM Journal)

"Good medium ruby color; lush texture, rich with elegant flavors of cherry and raspberry, fresh and perfectly balanced with subtle juiciness and style; elegance is the key characteristic of this lovely wine; long and refined."

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