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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:

Testarossa Winery pulls grapes from a star-studded cast of vineyards through the central coast.  All of the wines have beautiful purity of fruit and classical, perfectly made profiles.  They also remain reasonably priced given the quality.

2011   Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard                                 95 Points
Parker calls the 2011 Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard "also brilliant, offers up loads of orchard fruit, poached pear, white flowers and apple tart-like aromas and flavors to go with a full-bodied, rich and layered mouthfeel that stays awesomely focused and detailed.  It’s a rich effort, but nothing is out of place and it stays remarkably fresh and vibrant.  It will have a graceful evolution through 2019+."

2011 Niclaire Pinot Noir                                                   94 Points
There were 8 barrels of the 2011 Niclaire Pinot Noir produced from a selection of top barrels of the vintage.  Parker says "it shows a darker fruit slant with notions of red currants, blackberry, crushed flowers, underbrush and rose petal all soaring from the glass. Medium-bodied, supple with beautiful purity and elegance, as well as richness, it's one of the top Pinot Noirs in the vintage and should have a decade of ultimate logevity. Drink 2014 - 2021."

2011 Diana's Chardonnay                                                93 Points
The counterpart to the Niclaire, Parker calls the 2011 Diana's Chardonnay "A stunner! Offering up lively, pure notes of mineral, marzipan and golden fruits, it flows onto the palatewith rich, full, mid-palate, beautifully integrated acidity and superb focus on the finish,  It should continue to impress though 2018."

2011   Chardonnay Sierra Madre Vineyard                       94 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard                                     93 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard                                    93 Points
2011   Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard                         93 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard                          93 Points

2011   Chardonnay Rosella’s Vineyard                              92 Points
2011   Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard                         91 Points
2011   Chardonnay Lone Oak Vineyard                            91 Points

2011   Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard                                 91 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands                           90 Points
2011   Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard                              90 Points