News & Reviews

Testarossa's 2012 Vintage Receives Rave Reviews From International Wine Review

"The 2012 growing season was excellent and the quality of the grapes is revealed in the wines. Weather conditions allowed for long hang time, full ripening of the fruit, and abundant yields. The whites and reds exhibit rich flavors with good acidity and structure that will allow for good aging over the coming years. The Chardonnays can generally be enjoyed now for up to five years; the Pinot Noirs for seven to ten years."-International Wine Review
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Antonio Galloni Rewards Testarossa's 2012 Vintage with High Marks

"This is a gorgeous set of wines from Testarossa. Unfortunately I was not able to taste the entire range, but I hope to see the rest of the 2012s later this year. In 2012, winemaker Bill Brosseau opted for lower temperatures than normal for his Pinots, as he felt there was more than enough inherent richness in the fruit. As always, the Testarossa Pinots are made entirely from destemmed fruit. The 2012 Pinots were aged in tight-grain low toast barrels." ~ Antonio Galloni
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The Wine Enthusiast Gives Testarossa's 2012 Vintage High Marks

The Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Matt Kettmann came out with his scores for our 2012 vintage including designating four Editor's Choice and one Cellar Selection. Our beloved 2012 Diana's Chardonnay was among the highest rated.
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Pinot Report Lauds Testarossa's 2012 Pinots with 16 scores between 90-94 Points

Greg Walter's The Pinot Report recently reviewed Testarossa's 2012 line-up of Pinor Noirs and came back with consistently high scores across the board.  "Rob and Diana Jensen's passion for wine in general and Pinot Noir in particular has driven them to find and secure some of the best Pinot vineyard sources California has to offer and then deliver wines scoring among the highest anywhere."  The Pinots are wonderful expressions of both the individual character of their vineyard sources and the Jensens' vision of what Pinot should be.
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Connoisseurs' Guide Reports Great Scores for Our 2012 Vintage

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine awarded 8 of our 2012 Chardonnays and 6 of our 2012 Pinot Noir's scores ranging from 90-95. 
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Wine Enthusiast' Steve Heimoff Praises Testarossa as one of the Great Wineries in his Assessment of the 2011 Vintage

More on the troubling 2011 vintage
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Wine Enthusiast Announces Fantastic Scores for Our 2011 Vintages

The Wine Enthusiast announced their scores for Testarossa's 2011 Vintage. Nine vintages also received the coveted Cellar Selection designation and the 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir was selected as their Editor's Choice, given to wines that offer excellent quality that merit special attention.
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Gives 93-95 Point Scores to 8 Testarossa 2011 Vintages

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate praised Testarossa's 2011 vintage scoring 14 wines with over 90 points,  Here are some of the stand out reviews:
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Antonio Galloni: "Testarossa Chardonnay One of the Most Fascinating Wines of the Year!"

Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media praised Testarossa's 2011 vintage by giving 12 wines 90 points or better.  Here are some of the stand out reviews:
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Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay Reigns Supreme - Antonio Galloni

The Santa Lucia Highlands 2011s: Chardonnay Reigns Supreme
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Testarossa Voted Best Local Winery for Tasting 3 Years in a Row

Testarossa has achieved Hall of Fame status in the Mercury News Best of Silicon Valley readers poll by being voted Best Local Winery for Tasting three years in a row. Thank you for voting us the best!
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Robert Parker Gives Big Scores to Testarossa

It was quite a haul for the wines of Testarossa in the Fall 2012 issue of Robert Parker's Respected Wine Advocate publication. Nine different Testarossa releases earned the coveted "Ninety Points or Above" Excellence grade - including 95 Points for the Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir, 94 Points for the Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir, and 94 Points for the Diana's Chardonnay.