2016 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Working closely with the top vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands’ appellation, Testarossa has produced yet another distinctive vintage of this highly anticipated Pinot Noir. The Highlands is one of the state’s best known regions for world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The area’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. Testarossa’s production team’s partnership with the best estates in the Santa Lucia Highlands ensure only the highest quality fruit makes it to the winery.


"Medium red hue. This Pinot Noir blend from the Santa Lucia Highlands showcases classic aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, orange zest, sage and dried herbs as well as some underlying notes of chokecherry and vanilla bean. Upon taste, the red fruits and dried herbs intensify in the palate. Modest acidity and a full range of tannins make for a wine with great depth and versatility. The finish continues with an abundance of fine grain tannins, red fruits, and youthful characters. Enjoy now through 2024"

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking


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91 Points / Anthony Dias Blue (The SOMM Journal)

Lush, juicy and bright with tangy cherry and raspberry fruit; smooth, juicy and balanced, long and stylish. . Read more